Name of Deceased: Mrs. Rebecca Raine
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. Rebecca Raine, widow of Col. Raine, died at the residence of her daughter near Aspenwall on Sunday. She was in the 91st year of her age.

Mrs. Col. Raine died suddenly on Sunday and was buried on Monday at 3 o'clock at Mr. Henry Harvey's. She lived to a good old age, and leaves many to mourn their loss.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1907 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name  of Deceased:  Durwood William Ramsey
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Oct. 5, 1925
Departed on Nov. 20, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Durwood William Ramsey, age 89, of Charlotte Court House, VA, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
He is survived by two sons, Kyle Ramsey and wife, Dot, Stanford Ramsey and wife, Lila; two grandchildren, Derek and Heather Ramsey; and three great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Anita DeJarnette of Glayds.
Durwood was preceded in death by his wife Julia English Ramsey.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014, in Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church in Charlotte C. H., VA, with interment to follow in Falling River Baptist Church Cemetery, Brookneal, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or the Charlotte Court House Volunteer Fire Department. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Frances Stallings Ramsey
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Frances Stallings Ramsey of Charlotte Court House died peacefully in her home Monday, August 22, 2011. She was born in Suffolk, Virginia on January 28, 1919. She was predeceased by her father Moody E. Stallings, Sr.; her mother, Sadie Alphin Andrews; her stepfather, Charles D. Andrews; her brother, Moody E. Stallings, Jr. and her sister, Sarah Andrews Fletcher. She married William B. Ramsey in 1942, who predeceased her in 1994.
Mrs. Ramsey is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Andrews McCutcheon and Mary Jane Andrews Board; two sons, Charles Burdette Ramsey and wife Madeline Hutcheson Ramsey and Terrill Watkins Ramsey and wife Rose Hooper Ramsey; four grandchildren, Wanda Frances Ramsey, Bob Ramsey and wife Meredith, Bill Ramsey and Quinn Ramsey; and twin great-grandchildren, Emily Ramsey and Parker Ramsey.
Mrs. Ramsey graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College in 1941. She was an active member of Village Presbyterian Church and a director of the Charlotte County Branch of Preservation Virginia. She was a retired English and Latin teacher at Randolph-Henry High School.
Visitation was held Wednesday, August 24, at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. A memorial service was held Thursday at Village Presbyterian Church with interment following in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Village Presbyterian Church, P.O. box 300, Charlotte Court House, Va. 23923 or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. W.T. Ramsey
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 25, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. W.T. RAMSEY BURIED TUESDAY
Mrs. W.T. Ramsey, of Charlotte Court House, who had been ill for many weeks, died suddenly at her home Sunday afternoon, July 21, 1946. She was interred in the Village Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m., with a large attendance of friends and relatives and lovely flowers to attest the love and high esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. Her pastor, Dr. John W. Rowe, and former pastor, Dr. A.C. Hopkins, conducted a sweet and most appropriate service in Village Church, of which she had been a loyal and faithful member since early girlhood.
Born of distinguished parents, January 16th, 1871, she early evinced a great aptitude for learning, graduating from Moldavia School for girls in 1889.
She was the daughter of Frank Benjamin Watkins, a great grandson of Colonel Joel Watkins, of Revolutionary fame, and of Sara Embry Comfort whose father, David Comfort, was one of the noted educators of his day.
She is survived by her husband, W.T. Ramsey and five children; Frank Ramsey, Farmville; Burdette Ramsey, Emporia; Mrs. Charles Kirchmier, Smithfield; Mrs. Orville Emery, Warrenton and Miss Nannie Ramsey, Charlotte Court House.
Mrs. Ramsey taught in private schools of Virginia and then in Kentucky in the home of Mr. Ramsey's parents before her marriage. They lived in Kentucky and Arkansas for a number of years then moved to Charlotte Court House, where she gave private music lessons for a number of years to loving and appreciative pupils.
Her strength of character, sincerity, loyalty, delightful sense of humor and unfailing cheerfulness endeared her to a host of friends. Her home, her community, her church and auxiliary have sustained a great loss in her death
- the Home beyond this vale of tears, a great accession.
Active pallbearers: H.G. Harvey, J.H. Norvell Jr., Matt Robertson, Robert Sears, David Watkins, and Thomas Watkins. Honorary: H.B. Chermside, J.H. Daniel, W.E. Daniel, David Dunnavant, J.K. Early, D.W. Eggleston, Sam Eggleston, Major Guthrie, E.A. Hoy, Lee W. Morton Jr., R. Page Morton, J.H. Norvell, W.H. Smith, W.G. Spencer, Allen Williams, W.G. Williams.


Name of Deceased:  Bessie Richardson Ranson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams Rice

 Mrs. Bessie Ranson Dies While Attending Church

 Mrs. Bessie Richardson Ranson, 47, died suddenly while attending services at Racks Baptist Church, Pamplin, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.  She was the wife of James H. Ransom near Pamplin.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Racks Church where she was an active member.  The services were in charge of her pastor, the Rev. C.A. Collins. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Emory, Wiley and Winston Ransom and two daughters, Mrs. Toby Inge and Mrs. Woodrow Fleshman, all of Pamplin.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. J.R. Williams of Cullen and four brothers, Wiley Richardson of Pamplin, William Richardson of Glade Springs, Joseph Richardson of Illinois and Thomas Richardson of Oregon.


Name of Deceased: Col. John Lawrence Rapier
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA, Thursday, May 11, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

VETERAN PUBLISHER DEAD
Mobile, Ala., Special. - Col. John Lawrence Rapier, president of the Register Company, died Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock, age 66 years. Colonel Rapier fought with distinction in the Confederate service during the Civil War. He was the founder of The Mobile Times, which paper was later merged with The Register. He was a brother of Thomas G. Rapier, editor of The New Orleans Picayune. He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter.


Name of Deceased:  Christopher P. Ray
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., 1999
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Christopher P. Ray

Christopher Peter Ray, age 21, of Charlotte Court House, died Friday, October 29, 1999.
Surviving are his mother, Christina Ray; grandmother, Eva L. Ray, great-grand-mother, Lucille Bearden.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, in the Phenix United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Browning Funeral Home, Keysville in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Paulina Edmonia Read
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 5, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
MRS. PAULINA EDMONIA READ
The death of this most estimable and well known lady, which occurred suddenly on the night of Tuesday, December 20th, 1904, after brief illness, removes from our midst one who will be remembered as one of our oldest residents, one who represented a distinguished ancestry, who filled an important position in social life, and one who has left a large circle of relatives and warmly attached friends to mourn their loss.
Mrs. Read was the daughter of Henry Carrington, and grand-daughter of Judge Paul Carrington, senior, and of William H. Cabell, on the maternal side. She was born at "Ingleside," in Charlotte county, October 22d, 1826, and was at the time of her death in the 78th year of her age. Reared among all the influences and associations of the most refined and cultured society, she was the centre of a large circle of warmly attached and devoted friends and developed those peculiar graces both of mind and person, which distinguished her as wife, mother and friend through all her protracted life.
She became the wife of William W. Read, who was the great-grand-son of Col. Clement Read, who was a native of Williamsburg, and was sent here in 1735, as Clerk of the county then known as Lunenburg. He occupied the estate known as "Ingleside," a son named Isaac, became the owner of "Greenfield," who was a colonel in the Revolutionary war, and whose remains were buried in Philadelphia; his son Isaac inherited the property, which subsequently became the patrimony of his son William, and where Mrs. Read has lived and died. Mr. Read was the organizer and for many years the Superintendent of the Public Free Schools of Charlotte Co. The home at "Greenfield," has always been noted for its broad hospitality, its delightful social gatherings, and the many attractions which clustered around so many Virginia homes before the war spread its blighting influences around.
Mrs. Read was the mother of several children, eight of whom survive her to deplore their loss. These are Mrs. Thomas A. Watkins, of Chatham, Va; Mrs. Isaac Read, of New York city; Mrs. M.M. Martin, and Mrs. John A. Lancaster, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Sarah R. Martin and Miss Annie V. Read, of Charlotte C.H.; Mr. Abram C. Read, now of Nashville, Tenn., and Mr. I. Mayo Read, of Charleston, S.C.
The deceased was in the best sense of the word a home-maker, a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor, and a true friend. In days now long past, the Christmas season at "Greenfield" was the occasion of most joyous gatherings and glad social entertainment's. Now, the messenger of death has called her children and friends to bid her adieu, on the very eve of the return of this glad season. After all the labors and changes of a long and useful life, aided and sustained during all the days of her widowhood by the affection of her children, the respect and love of all who knew her, and above all, by the support and consolation of christian faith, she has now been suddenly called to a brighter Christmas in a heavenly home.
Owing to the illness of her pastor, Rev. Mr. Miller, her funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.F. McFaden, pastor of the First Pres. church, of Richmond, of which two of her daughters are members, and her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in Village Cemetery


Name of Deceased:  Myrtie Reames
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, August 17, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

In Memoriam
On Sunday morning, July 30th, at the home of her sister in Lynchburg, MERTIE REAMES, daughter of Jno. A. and Julia A. Reames, of Aspenwall, in the twenty-second year of her life, quietly passed from earth to her reward in heaven.
She was confined to her bed not quite three months, during which time she suffered intensely, but bore it with that patience which characterized her young life. Her mother and three of her sisters were with her during her entire sickness, and she lacked nothing that loving hands and loyal hearts could give.
Her body was brought home on Monday, and Tuesday afternoon, after a tender, touching tribute to her memory by her pastor, Rev. D.S. Hubble, all that was mortal was laid in Bethel church yard.
When a child she joined the church and was baptized and from that till her death was a consistent member, and lived a pure godly life.  Gentleness, kindness, patience, and love were among the many virtues which made her beloved by all who knew her.
To us it seems sad to see such a lovely flower wither and decay so soon, but we will ever cherish her memory and let that pure life enhance our lives, and thus prepare us to meet in a world that knows no parting.
R.


Name of Deceased:  Nannie Dailey Redd
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
May 2, 1946
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

NANNIE DAILEY REDD
Nannie Dailey Redd, of Saxe, died after a long illness at St. Phillips Hospital, Richmond, April 24th.
She was president of the Missionary Circle, and the Sunday school teacher of the Rocky Branch Baptist church and secretary of the Moses Lodge number 572.
She is survived by her husband, John Allen Redd, of Saxe and six daughters, Fannie, Nicie Redd; Mrs. Susie Redd Lightner, all of New York; Evelyn, Margaret Lona Redd of Saxe; four sons, Edward, Willie, Alfred, John L. and Marion Redd Stmc of the U.S. Navy; father, three sisters and four brothers.


Name of Deceased: Dorothy M. Reese
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, December 30, 2009.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR DOROTHY M. REESE
Dorothy M. Reese, age 72, of  Phenix, VA died Saturday, December 19, 2009.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda M. Horton and her husband Lindsay; a granddaughter, Kerri Horton; a step-granddaughter, Donna William; and a step-granson, Lindsay W. Horton, Jr.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in the Oak View Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Gwynn Thomas Reid
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, August 25-31, 2011..
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Gwynn Thomas Reid of Red Oak died August 23, 2011. He was born on December 19, 1955 in Halifax County to Gwynn Lee Reid and Hazel Conner Reid. He was a mechanical designer at ABB for the past five years.
Mr. Reid is survived by his wife, Eva Reid; sister, Carol Hines of Rice; daughters, Jennifer Adams, Jade Reid, Alanna Reid and Sara Reid and his sons, Jarrod McCall, Grayson Reid and Ethan Reid, all from Red Oak. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Clayton McCall, Evelyn Adams and Colton McCall, as well as a large extended family. Mr. Reid was predeceased by his brother, Danny Reid.
Visitation for friends and family will be at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will be led by Evangelists Doug Bowen and Denis Fritz at Public Fork Christian Church, 1700 J.E.B. Stuart Highway, Red Oak Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Public Fork Christian church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Willie M. Reid
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 8, 1945
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Pfc. Willie M. Reid Killed In France

Private First Class Willie M. Reid of Wylliesburg, has been reported killed in action, January 2, 1945 in France.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Reid, and son Gevyun Lee Reid of Wylliesburg and three sisters; Mrs. C.M. Nofsinger, of Roanoke; Mrs. J.E. Jeter and Mrs. S.T. Adams of Red Oak and one brother, D.W. Reid of Chase City.

REID---In loving memory of my husband Willie M. Reid who died January 2, 1945.
In our hearts there is a picture,
More precious than silver or gold.
It is a picture of you dear Willie,
Whose memory will never grow old.
Your face is ever before us,
Your voice I cannot forget.
Your smile will last forever,
In memory we see you yet. 

Devoted
WIFE AND SON


Name  of Deceased:  Iva Dean Reinhardt
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 9, 1923
Departed on Aug. 25, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Iva Dean Reinhardt, age 90, of Keysville, passed away on Monday, August 25. She was born November 9, 1923, in Cana, Virginia, to the late James Husie and Rosa May Dean, and was one of seven children. She was employed by Burlington Industries and Virginia Crafts, but her most rewarding employment was as a childcare provider in her home. She cared for many children over the years, including her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she was called "Nannie" by all of them. She had a special place in her heart for all her "Babies" who stayed with her over the years. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Gilliam and her husband Spider; a son, William F. Reinhardt and his wife Laura, all of Keysville; an adopted daughter, Patricia Boen of Moore, OK. She is survived by two sisters, Luzetta Dodson and Irene Zita. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Cheryl, Julie, Stefan, Scot, and Kimberly; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie F. Reinhardt, as well as two brothers, Junior and Glen Dean; and two sisters, Ann Driskill and Sadie Johnson.
A visitation will take place Wednesday, August 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 28, in Eureka Baptist Church in Keysville, with Rev. Joey Giles officiating. Burial will be at Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. The family asks that anyone who wishes to make a donation in her honor consider sending it to Eureka Baptist Church or Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Charles Peyton Rice, Sr.
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 C.P. Rice, Sr. Succumbs At Farmville Home

 Charles Peyton Rice, Sr., 65, died at his home in Farmville Sunday morning.  He had been in declining health for several months.
He was the son of the late David and Sallie Rice of Charlotte Court House, where he was born and reared.  He had lived in Richmond, Roanoke and Honaker, where he was a salesman and merchant.  For the past 15 years he was engaged in the shoe business in Farmville.
He leaves his wife, who was Miss Sue Lacy Watkins of Charlotte County; two daughters, Mrs. Emily Tayloe, of Palatka, Fla., and Mrs. Ann Elliot of Blackstone; one son, Charles Peyton Rice, Jr. of Danville; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. W.G. Williams of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. Louise Morriss of Blackstone, Mrs. R.V. Nottingham of Eastville and Mrs. Bessie Durrette of Red Hill, and two brothers, David and William Rice of Richmond.
The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Court House Methodist Church and burial was in the family cemetery there.  The Rev. A.H. Hollingsworth of the Farmville Presbyterian Church conducted the services.


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

 In Memoriam

May 27, 1886 - Died Sunday evening, May 9th, in the faith and hope of the gospel, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary H. Rice, wife of William D. Rice, and a member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church.  The funeral sermon was preached on Monday evening, by Rev. H.A. Brown, in the Bethel Baptist Church to a large congregation of sympathizing neighbors, and friends of the family.  Mrs. Rice left four small children.


Name of Deceased:  Nancy Mullins Rice
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Apr. 22, 1940
Departed on Jan. 16, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA
Nancy Mullins Rice, age 73, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
She is survived by a brother, Buddy Morris Mullins of Flat Woods, KY; four nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; seven great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Clarence P. Mullins and Elizabeth Thacker Mullins; two brothers, Paul Lee Mullins and Phillip Darrel Mullins.
A Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Powhatan Community Cemetery, Powhatan, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Sarah Bacon Rice
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, Thursday, June 24, 1897
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
MRS. SARAH BACON RICE
This community was startled by the receipt of a telegram, which reached here on Sunday the 13 h, announcing the critical condition of this lady, who was at the hospital at Richmond, for treatment.  Mrs. Rice had been a sufferer for a long time, and it was in hopes of relief that she went to Richmond.  As soon as the message was received, Mr. W.G. Williams, her son-in-law, and his wife left for the city, and on Tuesday, after the Gazette was issued, the sad intelligence of her death was received.
Her remains were brought on the night train from Richmond, arriving here on the early morning of the 16th.  Preparations for her funeral were at once made, and services were held at the M.E. church in this village on the afternoon of that day, Rev. A.B. Sharpe, the preacher in charge, officiating, and she was laid to rest in the family lot in the rear of the old Smith Tavern in this village, a large number of relatives, friends, and citizens generally being present on the occasion.
Mrs. Rice was born in this village on the 24th of November, 1848.  She was the only surviving daughter of late Wm. A. Smith, a former clerk of this county, her mother being a daughter of Mr. Winslow Robinson, who for many years was the incumbent of the Clerk's office.  From early years she gave evidence of a quick intellect, a genial and sunny disposition, and the many graces both of person and mind which seemed to strengthen with increasing years, and which made her the center of a large circle of warmly attached friends.  On April 27th, 1870, she was united in marriage with Mr. David Rice, son of Mr. Peyton Rice, of this county.  For some years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Rice lived upon an ancestrial farm in the vicinity of Stockdale Mills; but after the death of her father, they removed to this village, where they have since resided.  Mrs. Rice leaves her husband, four sons and five daughters to mourn their loss.
In early life, this now deceased ad lamented lady made a public profession of religion, uniting with the M.E. Church, of which she continued an active and consistent member to the time of her death.  She was a christian, not in word only but in very deed and truth.  She was active in all good work, carrying forward the plans of the Home Mission Society for the religious instruction of the colored children, and a dispenser of the charities of that organizations, as well as an active participator in the various religious organizations and work of the church of which she was a devoted member.
As wife and mother, she was a model of Christian earnestness and fidelity.  Her home was a center of the most elevating and alluring influences.  Though in more recent years, suffering from sickness and physical weakness and disability, she bore the burden of daily duty and the privations and discouragements to which she was subjected with a heroic courage and fortitude born only of a reliant faith and the helpful support of divine grace.  Her place in her home will be sadly missed; society has lost one of its most prominent attractions; the poor and the sick have lost a constant friend, and the church one who was ever ready to forward every benevolent work.  It can be said of her "she hath done what she could."  Now, her labors and sufferings over, she hath entered into rest.  Her memory will be cherished.  May God, in His infinite mercy, comfort the bereaved.


Name of Deceased:  Sue Lacy Watkins Rice
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 14, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. C.P. Rice Died Of Heart Attack

Mrs. Sue Lacy Watkins Rice, 62, died shortly after 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon, March 7, at her residence on Buffalo Street, in Farmville.  Mrs. Rice, though in ill health for some time, was critically ill only a few hours with a heart ailment.  She was the widow of Charles Peyton Rice, who died suddenly February 25.
Mrs. Rice was a daughter of Thomas Watkins, and was born in Charlotte Court House July 29, 1878 where she lived until she moved to Farmville in 1928.  She was educated in the county schools and at the well known Southside Seminary.
On December 20, 1899, she married Charles Peyton Rice.  Three children survive; Charles Peyton Rice, Jr., of Danville; Mrs. Emily Tayloe, of Palatka, Fla; and Mrs. Ann Elliott, of Blackstone.  Since making her residence in Farmville Mrs. Rice was a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church.
Surviving besides the three children are two grandchildren, and her sisters, Misses Annie, Lucy and Emily Watkins, of Charlotte Court House, and Mrs. L.E. Rogers, Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services were conducted at the Farmville Presbyterian Church by the Rev. A.H. Hollingsworth, the pastor, Friday afternoon, March 8 at 2 o'clock.  Interment was in the family cemetery at Charlotte Court House.
Active pallbearers were D.Q. Eggleston, Joel H. Watkins, L.D. Freed, Dr. W.E. Smith, Dr. Thomas Watkins, James Forbes, Louis Garland.


Name of Deceased:  Florence Joynes Richards
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 30, 1913
Departed on Oct. 8, 2013 and resided in Pineville, NC

Florence Joynes Richards passed away suddenly at her home in Pineville, NC, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. She was just one month shy of her 100th birthday. 
Mrs. Richards was born November 30, 1913 in Norfolk, Virginia and was one of seven children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Joynes of Norfolk. 
She was married to the late Jesse M. Richards, Jr., in 1945 until his passing in 1977. She was an elementary school teacher in the Prince William County school system for many years before retiring with her late husband, to Drakes Branch, VA, in 1975. After his passing, Florence moved to Keysville, VA, making her home there for thirty years. She was an active member of Keysville Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a docent for many years at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's Home and National Memorial in Brookneal, Virginia. 
She is survived by two sons, Jesse M. Richards, III and John H. Richards, along with their spouses; a daughter, Florence Richards Kupferer and her spouse; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Esther Joynes Kuhn. 
Services will be held at Keysville United Methodist Church, Church St., Keysville, VA, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Red Hill, 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, Virginia, 24528.


Name of Deceased: Jesse M. Richards, Jr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 23, 1977
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR JESSE M. RICHARDS, JR.
Mr. Jesse M. Richards, Jr., age 65, of Drakes Branch, Va., died Monday, June 20, 1977.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence J. Richards; two sons, Jesse M. Richards, III, John H. Richards, both of Sterling, Va.; one daughter, Miss Florence E. Richards of Alexandria; two brothers, Herbert and Charlie Richards of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Berna Bowles and Mrs. Arlie Snell, both of Richmond; two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 from Lebanon United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Carter Luther Roach
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA,
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Carter Luther Roach, 94, of Phenix, Virginia, passed , away on April 4, 2013, He was born on August 28, 1918, to the late William and Gertrude Roach of Phenix.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Esther Foster Roach; a son, Millard Roach and wife, Joyce, of Chesterfield; a daughter, Margaret Lee Tuck and husband James, of Randolph; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews .
Mr. Roach was a life-long resident of Phenix, where he met his one love, Esther Lee Foster: They began dating on Valentine's Day, 1938, and have been inseparable for the past 75 years.
Mr. Roach proudly served in the armed forces during World War II. After the war, he returned to Phenix, where he worked at Canada's Market until his retirement. Upon retirement, he devoted time to his family (especially his great-grandchildren) and to helping neighbors with their tobacco crops. His greatest joy in life was his family.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Phenix Presbyterian Church, where he was a  Iife-long member.  A graveside service at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery followed.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Centra Hospice, Farmville (713 Oak Street, Farmville, VA., 23901), to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, or to the Phenix Presbyterian Church.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  J. B. Roach
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 21, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF MR. J. B. ROACH
On Wednesday morning, January 20th, at the home of his son, O.A. Roach near Charlotte Court House, Mr. J.B. Roach departed this life.  The deceased is survived by several children, and had for sometime been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. R.A. Fallen, and son Mr. O.A. Roach.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. Hunter Early, interment was made at the Presbyterian cemetery at Charlotte Court House today.


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

September 30, 1935 - May 25, 2017

John Aulden Roach, 81, of Hixburg Road, Pamplin, went to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was in a loving marriage of 58 years with Louise Ranson Roach. 
Born in Charlotte County, Va., on September 30, 1935, he was a son of the late Erna Smith and Oder Edwin Roach. He was a 1953 graduate of William Campbell High School and a US Navy Veteran. Aulden was a member of Rocks Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and song leader. He retired from UPS, worked ten years at Sears doing small engine repair, and later worked six years for Penelope, Inc. Aulden was a member of the Pamplin Ruritan Club and the Rocks Quartet. 
In addition to his wife, Louise, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Bill Shorter of Christiansburg, Debbie and Jimmy Lakes, Patty and Randy Rimbey, and Jennifer and Russel Walton all of Pamplin; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Liz Roach of Brookneal; and his beloved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Edith and Glenn Morris, Ruth and Bill Caldwell, Frank Roy Ranson, and Mike and Betty Ranson; as well as many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Abbey and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Joan Ranson. 
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Rocks Baptist Church by the Pastor Doug Lee, Jeremy Lakes, and Pastor Matt Homan. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. 
The family would like to thank Centra Hospice of Farmville for their care of Aulden. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, (Designate for Waltons’ Warriors) 7202 Glen Forest Drive Suite 102, Richmond, VA 23226 or Rocks Family Life Center, 393 Rocks Church Road, Pamplin, VA 23958.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. T.W. Roach
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette,
Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 22, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. T.W. ROACH
Mrs. T.W. Roach, 63, of Phenix, Virginia, passed away Tuesday night, August 6, 1946 in Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lychburg after a long illness. She was a member of Phenix Presbyterian Church for many years and was a friend to every one who knew her. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. J.E. Guthrie in the Presbyterian Church and burial was in the family cemetery near Cullen. Flower bearers were her nieces and pall bearers were her nephews. She is survived by her husband T.W. Roach, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Trent of Phenix and Mrs. Gerard Robinson of Bronx, N.Y., two grandsons, Harold and Lonny Dale Trent of Phenix, one sister, Mrs. Henry St. John of Cullen, and three brothers, Jimmie Parsons of Cullen and George and David Parsons of Wards Fork.


Name of Deceased: Willie E. Roach
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 7, 1951.
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Willie E. Roach Died At His Home Tuesday

 Willie E. Roach, 75, died at his home near Cullen on June 5th. A funeral service was held at Spring Creek Church, Prince Edward County Wednesday, June 6th at 3:00 P.M. with burial in the Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julie Roach and one son, R.E. Roach of Hopewell, Va.


Name of Deceased: Liza Wilkes Roberson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 5, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

DEATH OF A COLORED WOMAN
Liza Wilkes Roberson died at her home here Friday night, December 23rd.  Interment was made on Monday, December 26th at the family burying ground, at the old home near Charlotte Court House.  The funeral was conducted by the Reverend J. Murray Jeffress.  Aunt Liza was a familiar figure on the streets here and will be missed.  She is survived by two children, Janie Miles and Flood Wilkes.


Name of Deceased: Mr. Benjamin A. Roberts
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

DEATHS - We regret to learn of the death of two aged and highly respected citizens, well known in this county. Mr. Benj. A. Roberts died of paralysis at his residence near Chase City, on the 30th of Dec., aged 72 years. He was a native of this county, but has lived for the past 30 years in Mecklenburg.


Name of Deceased: Franklin Thomas Roberts
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 16-22, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Franklin Thomas Roberts, age 71, of Keysville, originally of Suffolk, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion K. Roberts. Franklin is survived by a daughter, Tawnya Swindell and her husband, Steve; a son, Greg Roberts; five grandchildren, Lillian Blagg, Jessie Blagg, Ethan Roberts, Dakota Swindell and Bailee Swindell; three sisters, Barbara Wilkins, Frances Chittum and Carolyn Hedgepath; and one brother, Willie Roberts.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2012 in the chapel at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens on Shouldershill Road in Suffolk, Va. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Ora Elizabeth Roberts
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 28, 1974
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Obit: MRS. ORA E. ROBERTS DIES
Mrs. Ora Elizabeth Roberts of Drakes Branch, Va., died March 20, 1974 in South Boston General Hospital, South Boston, Va. Funeral service was held Sunday, March 24 from Tabernacle Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, Va., Rev. J.H. Boxley, officiating. Dupee's Funeral Home, Drakes Branch, in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Callaham, Mrs. Bernice Friend and Mrs. Katherine Lambert of Drakes Branch; five sons, Nelson Roberts, Washington, D.C., William Roberts, New Jersey, Harry Townsend, Drakes Branch and Garrette Townsend of Aspen; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Ewell, Philadelphia, Mrs. Rena Davis, Chase City and Mrs. Fleecy Pulliam, Drakes Branch; one brother, Ollie Roberts; 42 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren; two sons-in-law; four daughters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Frances Colgate Robertson
Newspaper: Tallahassee Democrat, September 28, 2008.
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

FRANCES COLGATE ROBERTSON
Frances Colgate Robertson, 84, died September 26, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 29, 2008, at 7 p.m.
EDT at Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home, 700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation, held at the funeral home at 6 p.m. EDT before the service. A graveside service will be held later in Drakes Branch, Virginia. Frances was born in Drakes Branch, Virginia in 1924, daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Brown Colgate. She lived in Alexandria, Va., from 1950 until 1988, where she worked as an office manager for Alexandria Drafting Company. In 1988 she moved to Tallahassee to be close to her dear grandchildren. For the past 20 years, she was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church and a volunteer at TMH and Tallahassee Senior Center. She was a long-time member of Tallahassee Senior Singers. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Fournier (Gary), of Tallahassee, Fla.; three grandchildren, Camille Fournier, of New York City, Alexa Fournier, of Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Philip Fournier, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; her sister, Dorothy Brooks, of Keysville, Va.; and her brother, Sam Colgate (Ginny), of Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Robertson; her daughter, Marie Berkey; and her sister, Hazel Worrell. Her family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428



Name of Deceased:  Gerald Clifton Robinette, Jr.
Newspaper:  Richmond Times Dispatch, 2000
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 ROBINETTE

 Gerald Clifton Robinette, Jr., age 27, of Drakes Branch, died Monday, October 9, 2000.  Surviving are his wife, Christy W. Robinette; two sons, Jamie Robinette and Michael Robinette; one daughter, Shannon Whitlow; mother and stepfather, Shirley and Jamie Hudson; father, Gerald C. Robinette Sr.; one sister, Sally Robinette, all of Drakes Branch, Va.; one brother, Robbie Robinette of Chase City; a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Browning Funeral Home, with interment in Trinity Gospel Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Daniel Rodenhizer
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 13, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MRS. ELIZABETH DANIEL RODENHIZER
Mrs. Elizabeth Daniel Rodenhizer, age 66, of Keysville, died Saturday, April 8, 1978. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Maude Chiles, of Keysville; one grandson, W.V. Chiles and two great grandsons. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery


Name of Deceased:  Hertha Else Wolf  Rogers
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Departed on Mar. 5, 2015 and resided in Saluda, VA.

Hertha Else Wolf Rogers, devoted wife and mother, passed peacefully on March 5, 2015, while residing at Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda, Virginia. Born in Kobe, Japan in 1929, she was the only daughter of Hermann Ernst Oskar Wolf and Shioko Kashima Wolf. She attended both the British Windsor House School and the Kobe German School, where she graduated in 1944.
In 1947, while working as an interpreter and clerk for the American Occupation Forces in Japan, Hertha met and married Lieutenant William Raleigh Rogers. Upon arrival to the United States, Hertha and Bill resided in Charlotte County for 55 years. She became a naturalized citizen in 1954. In 2003, Hertha moved to Midlothian, Virginia to be near her children. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, as well as her daughter- in-law, Debra Davis Rogers and son-in-law, Don Sheridan Francisco.
Hertha was a long time member of Village Presbyterian Church, Briery Presbyterian Church, and more recently, Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Midlothian. She served her church in many capacities, including Elder positions at both Briery and Bon Air Presbyterian Churches. After a long career in human resources and administration, she retired in 1997 from Kyanite Mining Company in Dillwyn, Virginia. Hertha enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting, tennis and playing bridge. She also liked to travel, and after retiring enjoyed a trip to Hamburg, Germany, where her father was born.
Hertha is survived by her five children, including Hertha Ann (Robert) Nye of Waterford, CT; Emily Louise (William Douglas) Strader of Durham, NC; Thomas Raleigh Rogers of Richmond; Mary Rogers Francisco of Deltaville; and Ernest Wolf (Wanda) Rogers of Midlothian. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Tara Leigh (Christopher) Stanford of Raleigh; David Stanton Strader of Durham; Jansen Shea Rogers and Alexis Shay Rogers, both of Midlothian. She leaves two great-grandchildren: Delaney Maryn Stanford and Colin Nathaniel Stanford of Raleigh, NC.
A memorial service for Hertha will be held at Briery Presbyterian Church in Keysville on Friday, March 13th at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, a reception celebrating her life will be held at Sheldon's Restaurant. A private burial will take place in Charlotte Court House at the family cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Briery Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 629, Keysville, Virginia 23947. Arrangements are being handled by Bristow- Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda and Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA.


Name of Deceased: Nancy D. Rowland
Newspaper:  The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA.,
April, 2013.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Nancy D. Rowland, age 78, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Nancy was born in Easton, Pa. on January 10, 1935. She graduated from the college of William & Mary, Class of  1956. Nancy married William A. Rowland in California on May 20, 1967. Prior to moving to Keysville, Nancy worked in France as a U. S. Government employee and met her husband when she created the first Women's Talk Show for the Armed Forces Radio Network. They lived in Paris for two years, Glendale, Ca., Maryland, and the D.C. area before relocating to Cape Cod, Ma., where they lived for ten years. On the Cape Nancy founded a Bee Keepers Association and a Sightseeing business using British and German double-decker buses. The couple moved to Keysville in 1982. They bought land, converted the bus into a motor-home and started building a berm-covered home.
Nancy enjoyed playing Bridge and became a member of many clubs. She also answered the call for docents at the Patrick Henry National Memorial near Brookneal. Eighteenth Century open-hearth cooking was her specialty and over the years her fellow docents were treated to many meals prepared in demonstrations for the Living History Days at the plantation.
Nancy Was honored to be voted onto the Board of Directors where she worked to establish many new programs and activities. Shortly before her unexpected demise, she became President of the Foundation. She and her ideas will be missed.
A memorial service is planned for May 5, 2013, at 4 p.m., at Red Hill, 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, Virginia. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patrick Henry Auxiliary or the
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. The funds collected will be used to support the National Forensic League, which provides scholarships to college bound high school students. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Jessie Morton Rosser
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, November 30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Jessie Morton Rosser Dies At Appomattox
Jessie Morton Rosser, 54, died at his home at Appomattox, Tuesday night.  He was born in Prince Edward County and had made his home at Appomattox for many years, where he operated a flour mill until he retired recently.
He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where services were held Thursday by the pastor, the Rev. H. Frederick Jones.  Interment was in Liberty Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Adams Rosser, and one son, Jessie Morton Rosser, Jr., both of Appomattox; three sisters, Mrs. W.T. Southall, of Prospect; Mrs. James Anderson, of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Carol Hoover, of Bassett, and three brothers, David, of Prospect; Frank, of Brookneal, and Lloyd Rosser, of Cullen.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Walter Rosser
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, March 8, 1928.
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Quite a number of people from here attended the sad funeral of Mrs. Walter Rosser, of Phenix. Mrs. Rosser had been in a Lynchburg hospital, and was thought to be getting along nicely, when a message was received Saturday stating she died Friday night. She was laid to rest in Spring Creek cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their last tribute of respect to her. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


Name  of Deceased:  Harvey Bernard Royster
Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney
 

Born on Apr. 18, 1925
Departed on Sep. 22, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

Harvey Bernard Royster, age 89 of Drakes Branch, VA passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. 
He is survived by his wife Estelle C. Royster; three children, Ronnie Royster (Ellen), Lynn Royster (Janet), and Jewel Harris; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 in the Lebanon United Methodist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name  of Deceased:  Betty Pierce Rudder
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on May 1, 1932
Departed on Aug. 28, 2014 and resided in Phenix, VA.

Betty Pierce Rudder, age 82, of Phenix, VA, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William I. and Lillie Brooks Pierce.
She is survived by her son, Wayne Rudder and wife, Dianne of Phenix, VA; three grandchildren, Amanda Letterman and husband, Dale; Lauren Rudder and FiancÚ, Kent all of Phenix, VA; Matthew Rudder and wife, Holly of Rustburg, VA; four great-grandchildren, Devin, Avery, Nikki, and Easton; four sisters, Virginia Seamster, Mary Rudder, Catherine Hailey, and Barbara Fears. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Rudder; a sister, Dorothy Martin, and a brother, Clyde Pierce.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014, in Midway Baptist Church, Phenix, VA, interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, 2595 Midway Road, Phenix, VA 23959.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rev. Julius Stancil Rushing
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 20, 1955 .
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FORMER ASH CAMP PASTOR
Funeral services were held for the Rev. Julius Stancil Rushing, 70, former pastor of Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, Sunday, January 9, from the Mapp Funeral Home, Belle Haven with burial following in the Belle Haven Cemetery. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladstone Senn, in nearby Exmore.
Son of the late John and Malinda Rushing, the Rev. Rushing was born in Sage, Miss., October 25, 1884.
He attended Shenandoah College and Broadwater College and took music courses at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, Md., the school of Music and Arts, New York City and Columbia University. The Rev. Rushing had published a hymn book and also wrote poetry. Before entering the ministry he taught voice and piano at Clarke Memorial College and at Shenandoah College. He met his wife, Mrs. Bessie Mae Rushing, while at the latter. He was also an evangelistic singer with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Beside the one in Keysville, the Rev. Rushing held several other pastorates in Virginia. At the time of his death he was making his home in Onley, on the Eastern Shore, where he had lived for several years.
In addition to his widow and daughter, the Rev. Rushing was survived by four brothers and three sisters.


Name of Deceased: Bessie Rives Russell
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, March 26, 1959
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Services Held Sunday for Mrs. George B. Russell
On Friday, March 20, Charlotte County suffered the loss of one of its most beloved and outstanding citizens in the death of Mrs. George B. Russell of Locust Grove, Drakes Branch.
Mrs. Russell was born Bessie Rives Proctor on January 2, 1872 at Locust Grove, the daughter of Margaret Bedford Skidmore and Dr. Thomas Albert Proctor.  She attended the county schools and Sunnyside School for Girls in Clarksville.  She then taught in North Carolina and Charlotte County before her marriage in 1900 to the late George Babcocke Russell, the tobacconist and treasurer of Charlotte County for a number of years.  Mr. Russell died in 1918.  Three children were born to this marriage, Margaret Elizabeth, Agnes Bedford and Harriett Bryan, the latter dying in infancy.
With exception of about two years of teaching in North Carolina, all of Mrs. Russell's life was spent in Charlotte County, and all but 15 years of that time spent in residence at the ancestral home, Locust Grove, an original land grant which has been in the family for 8 generations. Mrs. Russell was a lifelong member of Mt. Cavalry Methodist Church of Drakes Branch where she was prominent in all its religious activities.  She was for many years a teacher in the Sunday school and president of the Margaret Proctor Missionary Society and also a life member of Woman's Society of Christian Service.
Aside from these religious responsibilities Mrs. Russell was generous in giving her support to all worthwhile civic affairs. She possessed a special gift in administration not only because acumen but because of the universal admiration and respect she enjoyed.  She was for years chairman of the Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a charter member of the Charlotte County TB Association, an active member for many years in the Henry Carrington Chapter of the U.D.C., and treasurer of the county branch of the APVA from its organization in 1928 until her death.
Mrs. Russell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. David Quinn Eggleston, and Mrs. James Clive Smith of Charlotte County; a brother, C.L. Proctor of Toledo, Ohio, a grandson, George Russell Smith and a great-grandchild, Betsy Rives Smith.
Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 P.M. on March 22 with burial in the family cemetery.  The Rev. David Worley of Mt. Cavalry Church had charge of the services, and was assisted by the Rev. Fred Fore, Minister of Drakes Branch Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were E.B. Canada, J.H. Daniel, J.W. Daniel, C.H. Garnett, Gordon Paulette, J.C. Riepe, O.O. Tucker, Jr. and David C. Watkins.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Proctor of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. J. Peebles Proctor, Fairfax, Va.; Mrs. Theron Rolston, New Hope, Va.; Mrs. William Blackie, Nashville, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Watkins, Cheverley, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. B.P. Eggleston, Norfolk, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Bailey, Richmond, Va.;  Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Hutcheson and Miss Madeline Hutcheson, Emporia, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John Ragland, Martinsville, Va.; Mrs. Morris M. Bryan, Sr., Jefferson, Ga.; Mrs. Southworth Bryon and Morris M. Byran, Jr., also of Jefferson, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. F.C. von Richter, Jr., Richmond, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Ormonde Smith, Petersburg, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. James Easley, Halifax, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hunt, Chatham, Va.; Mrs. E.C. Lacy and Mrs. E.H. Chalkley, Halifax Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Sommerville Loving, Richmond, Va.


Name of Deceased: Cora Moon Rutledge
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 27, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Cora Moon Rutledge, age 86, died Friday, Aug. 21 in a South Boston Hospital.
Surviving are four sons, A.D. and D.W. Rutledge of Saxe, G.W. Rutledge of Petersburg and Aubrey Rutledge of Creston, N.C.  Two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Jenneg and Mrs. D.M. Crews; a sister Mrs. J.W. Toombs, all of Saxe, 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at Hermon Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon with burial in the Church cemetery.



Name of Deceased: Frank Berry Rutledge
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., June 28 - July 4, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Frank Berry Rutledge, age 96, of Drakes Branch, Va., passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012. He is survived by two grandsons, Berry Van Rutledge and his wife Tammy; and Christopher Franklin Rutledge; a daughter-in-law, Marguerite Rutledge; two brothers, Amos Rutledge and his wife, Edith, and Sam Rutledge; a sister, Annie Lee Major; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Pauline Rutledge; and a son, Charlie Van Rutledge.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Friendship Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, Va., with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 7 to 8:30. p.m., The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Gerald Wade Rutledge
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Obit: Services For Gerald Wade Rutledge
Gerald Wade Rutledge, age, 19, of Keysville, died suddenly Thursday, October 10, 1974. He is survived by his parenst, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rutledge, Keysville; two sisters, Mrs. Joyce Ward of Moseley and Mrs. Linda Locke of Keysville; paternal grandmother, Mrs Nellie Rutledge of Keysville; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Amos of Drakes Branch.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 12 from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Ledbetter Christian Church Cemetery, Lunenburg County.


Name of Deceased: Henry Charles Rutledge
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

H. C. RUTLEDGE BURIED FEBRUARY 8
Henry Charles Rutledge, 71, a Charlotte County farmer, died Sunday in a South Boston hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lelia Griles Rutledge; three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Toombs and Mrs. Wally Hardy, of Red Oak; and Mrs. Doyle Edgerton of Chase City; five sons, Daniel, John, Billy, David and Thomas Rutledge, of Red Oak; three sisters, Mrs. D.R. Fulp and Mrs. Mattie Farrar, of Red Oak, and Mrs. William Wilson, of Saxe; two brothers, I.D. Rutledge of Red Oak and Flem Rutledge, of Flint, Mich., and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Hebron Methodist Church at Wylliesburg with burial in the family cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Pauline Amos Rutledge
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Feb. 10, 1921
Departed on Jan. 3, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Pauline Amos Rutledge, 92, of Lunenburg County VA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Richard Rutledge and son, Gerald Wade Rutledge; son-in-law, Ronnie Locke; brothers, Eldridge, Wade, Jimmy, and Richard Amos; sisters, Alease Tripp, Gladys Boswell, and Odell Hagaman. She is survived by daughters, Joyce ("Jack") Ward and Linda Locke; grandchildren, Nicole (Bruce) Brown and Dana (Jason) Ramsey; great grandchildren; Ruby, Samantha and Will; great-great granddaughter, Natalie; brother, Doug Amos, sisters, Estelle Davis, Myrtle Cottle, Frances Palmer, Jean Haag, Nancy Richardson, and Betty Motley.
The family will receive friends at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA, Sunday, January 5th from 5 – 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Ledbetter Christian Church on Monday, January 6th at 2 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.