Name of Deceased:  P. G. Sadler
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 17, 1974
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Mr. P.G. Sadler
Mr. Phillip G. Sadler, age 62, died at his home in Wilmington, Del., apparently the victim of a heart attack.  He had completed twenty years of service with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. Sadler began his career in housing with the Wilmington Housing Authority as one of its first managers.  His work in Federal Housing began in 1953 when he became Special Assistant to the Commission of the former Public Housing Administration.  Following this, he was named Director of the Inter-group Relations Branch, and in this connection, he received a "Superior Service Award."
With the creation of HUD in 1966, Mr. Sadler became Director of Equal Housing Opportunity and at the time of his death he was Director of HUD area office in Camden, N.J.
Mr. Salder was chairman of the Finance Committee of the New Castle County Board of Transportation, Past president of the Gamma Theta Lamda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Past National Treasurer of the National Association of Intergroup Officials, Past President of the Board of Walnut Street Y.M.C.A., a member of the Vestry of St. Matthew Episcopal Church and the Monday Club, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl Moseley Sadler, (formerly of Charlotte Court House), his daughter, Mrs. Patricia S. Griffin of Wilmington, his son, Philip G. Sadler, Jr. and granddaughter, Alisa Ann Sadler of Washington, D.C.
Funeral service was held January 11 at the St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Del. conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Ellsworth Jackson with interment in the Grace Lawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.


Name of Deceased: Laura Chandler Sample
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 19, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. LAURA SAMPLE
Mrs. Laura Chandler Sample, wife of Dr. R.C. Sample, and the daughter of Mrs. E.E. Chandler and the late Mr. Chandler, of Charlotte Court House, died suddenly at her home in Hendersonville, N.C., about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th. Her death was ascribed as an heart attack. She had not been ill previously and had been visiting a neighbor a few minutes before her death.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Thomas Shepherd Memorial Chapel, with burial in Oakdale cemetery in Hendersonville. The rites were conducted by her pastor, Rev. L.T. Wilds. Active pallbearers were L.A. Blair, J.H. Lampley, William F. Stokes, J.W. Carson, W.B. Hodges and P.M. Dietz, all of Hendersonville. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Henderson County Medical Society.
Mrs. Sample was a native of Halifax County. She attended school in Maxton, N.C., and continued her education at Floral McDonald College, Red Springs, N.C., and Queens College, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Dr. R.C. Sample, Hendersonville, N.C.; a son, Corporal Robert C. Sample, Jr., now stationed in Germany with the Army Air Forces; a daughter, Miss Joan Sample, of Hendersonville; her mother, Mrs. E.E. Chandler of Charlotte Court House, and four sisters: Mrs. T.P. McNair and Miss Gladys Chandler of Charlotte Court House; Mrs. R.H. Evans of Arlington, and Mrs. D.N. McLaughlin of Rowland, N.C.


Name of Deceased: Arthur Ray Saylor
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Arthur Ray Saylor
Arthur Ray Saylor, age 54, of Rt. 1, Charlotte Court House, died April 3, 1979. He was born on July 20, 1924 in Mitchell County, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Henry Arthur Saylor and Mrs. Nola Buchanan Saylor of Charlottesville, Va. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and Brookneal Lodge No. 267 I.O.O.F. and an employee of Kyanite Mining Corp.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Nash Hamlett Saylor of Charlotte Court House; four sons, Gilbert Hamlett, Emmitt Hamlett, and William Hamlett, all of Charlotte Court House and Kenneth Nash Hamlett of Buckingham, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Wright of Lynchburg, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Krygier of Charlottesville and Mrs. Anna Taylor of Cullen, Va.; eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5, 1979 at Salem Baptist Church with the Reverends J. C. Miller and Raymond Camp officitating. Interment was in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Clarence Terry Schmidt
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Clarence Terry Schmidt, 98, of Keysville, VA, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, April 28, 2017. Born March 4, 1919, he was the second of five children born to the late George and Annie Schmidt of Rice, VA.
Clarence was a member of Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church with 28 years perfect attendance. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara S. Ferguson, and husband Barry of Lynchburg, VA; one sister, Alma Lewis of Farmville, VA; two grandchildren, Holly Smith and husband Tim, of Fort Mill, SC, and Cecil Barry Ferguson, Jr., of Lynchburg, VA; seven great-grandchildren, Zack Smith and wife Shaina, Noah Smith and wife Hannah, all of Fort Mill, SC, Christian Smith of Charleston, SC, Tember Ferguson, Haivon Miller, Ely Ferguson, and Zane Ferguson, all of Lynchburg, VA; three great-great-grandchildren, Laylah Ware, Addy Miller, and Ayra Miller all of Lynchburg, VA.
Clarence was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn; and his three brothers, Aubrey, Clyde, and Alvin Schmidt.
Clarence had a great sense of humor and loved attending his church and reading his Bible. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and his dogs. He worked in many capacities from milk man where he met Evelyn, who was working in a restaurant to the railroad, truck driver, and welder. He retired as a welder from Stackpole in Farmville.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 7th, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church, 3505 Crab Orchard Rd., Keysville VA, 23947. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to please consider Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church, c/o Elizabeth Eggleston, 396 Kayla Ln., Keysville, VA, 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Ida Childress Scott
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, July, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ida Childress Scott, age 68 of Drakes Branch, Va., passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She is survived by six children, James W. Scott and his wife, Ann, Sandra S. Wilmoth and her husband, Morris, Brenda H. Simpson, Peggy S. Claytor and her husband, Nelson, Wanda S. Murray and her husband, Aubrey, Paul E. Scott and his wife, Sherry; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, James R. Childress, Charlie E. Childress; and two sisters, Mabel C. Glasscock and Sarah (Jenny) C. Hudson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. "Pete" Scott and her parents, James and Agnes Childress.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8,2012 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., with interment follow in the Scott Family Cemetery, Saxe, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Saturday, July 7, 2012, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  James R. Scott
Newspaper: Richmond Times Dispatch, 2002
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

James R. Scott, age 68, of Drakes Branch, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at MCV Hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Julia Scott; a brother, David Lee Scott; a sister, Dorothy S. Ailsworth.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. Scott; three sons, James Daniel "Danny" Scott, John Scott and Phillip "Mickey" Scott; five grandchildren, all of Drakes Branch; three sisters, Isabel S. Bolton of Saxe, Brenda S. Anderson of Richmond and Joyce S. Wynn of Summerville, S.C.  Jimmy was a member of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church.  He retired as a driver for Ryder after 20 years.  After retirement he spent his time as a cattle farmer.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Browning Funeral Home, with interment in the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Va. Rev. Dewey Barker, a cousin, will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.


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

Kathy Charlene Scott, age 65 of Saxe, VA passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016. She is survived by five sons, Charles E. and Sherrie C. Dickerson of Powhatan, David L. and Brenda Dickerson of Saxe, Brian Keith and Meredith Paige Dickerson of Chesterfield, Carroll F. and Tara Lynn Dickerson of Charlotte Court House, James R. and Angela C. Dickerson of Saxe; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ann Tharpe, Frances Green, Linda Mason, and Charlotte Barker. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister. Kathy was a very devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Scott Family Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Mary Fleming Scott
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, June, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney 

Mrs. Mary Fleming Scott, age 82, of Drakes Branch, Va., passed away on June 7, 2012. She is survived by a niece, Reverend Judy Cook and her husband, Reverend Marvin Cook; a nephew, Robert B. Scott; a great-niece, Tammy Cook; a great-nephew, Norman Scott and his wife Joan; two great-great nephews, Joshua Cook and Curtis Lee Scott; one great-great- niece, Indy Scott; and numerous cousins and close friends.
A graveside funeral service was held Sunday, June 10, 2012, in the Scott family cemetery, Saxe, Va. The family received friends at the home on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mary Lee Scott
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 18, 1969
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

NOTES FROM MOSES HALL
Miss Mary Lee Scott, 36, died suddenly Wednesday at her home near Brookneal, Va.  Funeral was held Sunday, December 14, 1969 at the Spring Hill Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Brookneal, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E.B. Harris.
Survivors include the father, Mr. Joseph Ecott; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Henry Scott; one sister, Miss Arie Scott, and one brother, Mr. Claudie Scott and many other relatives and friends.
These services were attended by a large number of relatives and friends, and were conducted by the Jeffress Funeral Homes, Charlotte Court House, and Brookneal, Va.


Name of Deceased:  Richard Forrest Scott
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Richard Forrest Scott, “Scotty,” age 88, of Charlotte C.H., VA, died peacefully at home on August 10, 2017. He was born July 8, 1929, in Greensboro, NC, to the late Roland Scott and Bessie Tennison.  In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Laporte and Sue Bryan.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Tackett Scott; five children, Tony M. Scott, of Albuquerque, NM, Rick R. Scott of Iowa, Diana L. Matthews (Glen) of Charlotte C.H., VA, Bobby J. Scott (Renee) of Anaheim, CA, and Trena A. Moyers of Charlotte C.H., VA; twenty-one grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Ronald Scott; and a sister, Gwen Hubbard, both of Boise, ID.  He was a Staff  Sergeant of the United States Air Force where he served 14 years (Japan, Korean War, and the Azores Islands).
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, in the Cullen Baptist Church, 202 Taro Road, Cullen, VA, with Pastor Guy Stockslager officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Immediately following the service a reception will be held at the home, 1182 Patrick Henry Ave., Charlotte C.H., VA.  Any flowers or donations may be sent to the home address.  The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone associated with Hospice.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Scott, Mrs. Sarah, 70, passed away Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Alice Thomas, near Roanoke Baptist Church.  She was widely known and highly respected.  Dr. F.L. Hall of Drakes Branch, her former pastor, officiated at the funeral.  Services were held at Morrison Grove Church Monday afternoon.


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

Shirley Adams Scott age 79, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” R. Scott. Shirley is survived by three sons, James “Danny” D. Scott & wife Jenny of Wilton NC, John K. Scott, and Phillip “Mickey” N. Scott & wife Bernice both of Drakes Branch VA; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  James Aaron Scoggin, Jr.
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  May 28, 1942.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

J.A. Scoggin, Jr., Victoria Publisher, Buried Monday
James Aaron Scoggin, Jr., of Victoria, editor and publisher of the Victoria Dispatch, died Sunday, May 24th, at Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond, after an extended illness.  He was 37 years of age.
Mr. Scoggin, an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, for the past fourteen years had been editor, owner and publisher of the Victoria Dispatch.  He was born at Washington, North Carolina, September 6th, 1904, the only son of James A. Scoggin and Cornelia Bridges Scoggin, now of Drakes Branch, both of whom survive him.  He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Estha Tucker Scoggin, of Victoria, and a sister, Mrs. R. Douglass Williams, Jr., of Wilson, North Carolina.
Mr. Scoggin came to Victoria in 1928 to engage in the newspaper and printing business, in which he was closely associated with this father until the time of his death.  On November 24th, 1928, he married Miss Estha Tucker of Victoria, a daughter of Mrs. Lou Walker Tucker and the late J.B. Tucker.  He received his early education in the schools of Washington and Concord, N.C., and Altavista and Drakes Branch, Va.  Later he studied at Randolph-Macon Academy and followed this by studying law and journalism at Washington and Lee University.  His father has been for many years owner and publisher of the Charlotte Gazette.
Mr. Scoggin was always interested and active in the civic affairs of his community, capable and energetic in his business, and loyal in the highest degree to his family and friends.  He was a member of the Victoria Rotary Club until illness necessitated his resignation, a member and past master of Victoria Lodge No. 304, A.F.&A.M., and a member of the Victoria Presbyterian Church.  He also held at the time of his death the office of King in the Lunenburg Royal Arch Chapter and in the normal course of events, would have been elevated next year to its highest office, that of High Priest.
Funeral services from the home on Monday afternoon were conducted by Rev. Charles Montgomery, of Fine Creek Mills, Va., assisted by Rev. P.A. Mickel of Victoria, with interment, with Masonic rites, at Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria.  Pallbearers were Messrs. E.L. Gee, R.B. Seaborn, H.L. Blanton, Robert Montgomery, J.T. Waddill, Jr., and E.T. Hardy.


Name of Deceased: Lottie Langford Seaman
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 13, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MRS. LOTTIE L. SEAMAN
Mrs. Lottie Langford Seaman, age 75, of Keysville, died Thursday, April 6, 1978. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Pattie Rutledge of Keysville; two brothers, Tucker Langford of Keysville and James R. Langford of Chase City.
  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Pennie B. Seaman
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 7, 1960
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

PENNIE B. SEAMAN FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY
Funeral Services for Pennie B. Seaman, 59, were held at 3 P.M. Tuesday, October 25, at Keysville Methodist Church, with burial in Ash Camp Cemetery with Masonic services.
Mr. Seaman, a retired bridge foreman for the Southern Railway died Sunday at his home in Keysville.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 154, AF & AM.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lottie Langford Seaman; and three brothers, G.C. Seaman of Halifax, T.G. Seaman of Clarksville and A.B. Seaman, of South Boston.


Name of Deceased: Hazel Hamlett Seamster
Newspaper:  Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., March 22, 2003 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Hazel Hamlett Seamster, age 68, of Phenix, died Thursday, March 20, 2003. Surviving are her husband, Robert G. Seamster; three daughters, Rhonda Wilmouth of Phenix, Karen Scott of Brookneal, Robin Taylor of Phenix; one son, Ronnie Hamlett of Cullen; two brothers, Clarence Hamlett Jr. of Drakes Branch, William Hamlett of Pamplin; two sisters, Mildred Richardson of Pamplin, Shirley Denton Bennett of North Carolina; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bethel Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 


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

Newton Graham Seamster, Sr., age 87, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He is survived by two sons, Warren Seamster, and Graham Seamster; three daughters, Diane Hazelwood Sterling, Leonie Lloyd William and Shirley Hudson Jamie; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He is preceded in death by his wife, Vernie Mae Seamster, and a grandson, Gerald Robinette.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in Clover Cemetery, Clover. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


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

Born on Sep. 24, 1930
Departed on Jun. 1, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Vernie Mae Seamster, age 83 of Drakes Branch, VA. passed away, Sunday, June 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Newton Seamster; two sons, Graham Seamster and Warren Seamster; three daughters, Diane Hazelwood (Sterling), Sandra Lloyd (William), Shirley Hudson (Jamie); eight grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Vernie was preceded in death by a grandson, Gerald Robinette.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA., with interment to follow in the Clover Cemetery, Clover, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Frances Rutledge Seay
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Frances Rutledge Seay age 80, of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Red Oak, VA, passed away on May 11, 2013. She was a retired private duty nurse, who dedicated her life to caring for others. 
Frances was a member of the Chesterfield Police Citizens Academy, an avid gardener, and a devout Christian who kept a special place in her heart for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Julian Seay. 
Frances is survived by her son, Robert Seay and his wife Susan; two grandchildren, Tara Garner and her husband Dennis, Robert Seay Jr., and his significant other Jennifer; two great-grandchildren, Paris and Christopher. She is also survived by her sisters, Tootsie Neal of Clover, VA; and Lucille Jones of red Oak, VA. Special thanks to friends, Bobby and Jackie Jones, Betty Kain, Barbara West, and also to the wonderful staff at MCV.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Red Oak. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


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

Elizabeth Ann Setzer, age 76, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, David G. Setzer; her parents, Jesse and Elizabeth Garrett; and a brother, Ryland Garrett.
She is survived by three sons, Randy Hudson and wife, Bonnie of Drakes Branch, Jamie Hudson and wife, Shirley of Drakes Branch, Ronnie Setzer and wife, Christy of Brookneal; one daughter, Debra Price and husband, Gordon of Nathalie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roger Garrett of Clarksville, Keith Garrett of Kentucky, Kenneth Garrett of Roanoke; four sisters, Rose Ramsey of Cullen, Janet Childress of Cullen, Juanita Garner of Chase City, and Margaret Garrett of Texas.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2015, in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Sunday, December 27, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Oliver M. Setzer
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 13, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

O.M. SETZER DIED IN PHILADELPHIA, MAY 22
The funeral for Oliver M. Setzer, age 65, who died in Philadelphia hospital on Wednesday, May 22, at 5 a.m. was held Saturday, May 25th at the J. Wesley Croft and Son's funeral home, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Mr. Setzer made his home near Red Oak, before moving to Philadelphia in November, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula McClane Setzer, of Philadelphia; three daughters, Mrs. M.L. Edwards, of Raleigh, N.C.; Miss Bertie Setzer, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. R.G. McQueen, of Clover, and two sons, Pfc. Thomas E. Setzer, of the U.S. Army in Germany and Charles O. Setzer of Clover.


Name of Deceased:  A. Fox Shelton
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 20, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL OF MR. A. FOX SHELTON
The following funeral notice, taken from another paper, was sent to us for publication in The Gazette:
"With the Rev. J.F. Ramsey in charge of the rites, funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Sheva Christian church for A. Fox Shelton whose death occurred Monday at his home at Red Oak in Charlotte county.  A past noble grand of the Wylliesburg lodge of Odd Fellows, Mr. Shelton was laid to rest with the high funeral honors of the fraternity in the church cemetery.
"Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Spencer Shelton and the following children: O.B. Shelton and W.F. Shelton, of Greensboro; Mrs. J. Albert Mullin, Williamston, West Virginia and H.H. Shelton, of Red Oak.  He is also survived by two brothers who are D.W. Shelton, of Sheva, and W.T. Shelton, of Danville, state prohibition inspector.
"Mr. Shelton was born in Pittsylvania county in 1861 and fifty years of his birth had been spent in the county of his birth.  He moved from this county to Richmond and later came to Red Oak in Charlotte where he was residing at the time of his death."  Active in all church and community work he served as superintendent of the Sheva Sunday School for 20 years and he was a prominently identified in the organization of two Christian churches.  Mr. Shelton possessed unusual musical ability and his services as a song leader carried him to many sections of the state.


Name of Deceased: Fitzhugh Lee H. Shelton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MR. F H L SHELTON
Mr. Fitzhugh Lee H. Shelton of Rehoboth died in a nursing home near Farmville, Thursday, February 10. He was a retired Lunenburg County farmer and he operated a store at Rehoboth for many years. He is a member of Cool Springs Church, was a member of the Lunenburg County Democratic Committee and the Woodmen of the World.
He is survived by 5 sons, F.L. Shelton, Jr., of Rehoboth; O.R. Shelton of Spindole, N.C.; James T. Shelton of Chase City; E.K. Shelton of Ojus, Fla; and J.T. Shelton of the U.S. Army; eight daughters, Mrs. Clark S. Thompson of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. G.E. Beck of Kenbridge; Mrs. A.B. Glover of Victoria; Mrs. Beulah Walton of Chase City; Mrs. J.V. Elliott of Richmond: Mrs. J.E. Squares and Mrs. L.V. Strange of Richmond. Also surviving is one brother, George O. Shelton of Catawba, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home with interment at Cool Springs Church Cemetery. The Rev. M.M. Austin and Nathaniel Hable conducted the service with the following pallbearers: Clifford Hailey of Baltimore; J.E. Townsend of Ontario; M.S. Harding of Keysville; A.W. Newcomb of Rehoboth; C.N. Pennington of Rehoboth; and Bennie Herndon of Rehoboth.


Name of Deceased: Ralph S. Shelton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 10, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RALPH S. SHELTON DIES
Ralph S. Shelton died at his old homestead near Dry Fork, Va., March ?, aged 86, of a complication of diseases.
He was a confederate veteran who served four years through the war as a faithful soldier and was a member of the Baptist church for many years. Upon returning from the war, he married Miss Bettie Ann Yates, who was the faithful mother of ten children he left to mourn their loss, as follows: Mrs. R.T. Parsons of near Charlotte C.H., Va., Mrs. P.T. Parris, Chatham, Va.; Messrs R.D. and J.S. Shelton of Dry Fork, Va.; being among them. He leaves fifty-eight grandchildren.
The remains were interred in the old family cemetery Sunday, March (rest unreadable). Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Dodd


Name of Deceased: Robert Lee Shelton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 10, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

ROBERT L. SHELTON BURIED SATURDAY
Robert Lee Shelton, 62, of Keysville, died Friday. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Delk of Johnson City, Tenn. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial Monday in Richmond National Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Samuel E. Shelton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 16, 1946.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Sunday For Samuel E. Shelton

Samuel E. Shelton, age 91, died at his home near Keysville, Saturday, May 11.  Funeral services were held at Union Grove Baptist Church Sunday, May 12 at 3 P.M.   Interment was made in the church cemetery.  Services were conducted by Rev. W.C. Hughes.  Mr. Shelton is survived by four sons, E.G., F.W., F.L., and Eddie Shelton, all of Keysville; three grandsons, Watkins Bailey and Thomas Shelton of Keysville, and one brother, Silas Shelton of Ontario.  Active pallbearers were: T.A. Baughan, J.R. Gee, L.L. Dalton, Carson Lewis, E.L. Ward,  Robert Hailey.


Name of Deceased: Otis Arthur Shepard, Jr.
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 16-22, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Otis Arthur Shepard, Jr., age 79, of Cullen, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Barbara H. Shepard; four daughters, Caryl Harris, Sylvia Meadows, Jackie Morehouse, and Heather Harding; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Otis was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Harding.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired Superintendent for the United States Postal Service.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or to Heifer International
www.heifer.org/. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Shirley Shipp died in her home on April 1, 2017. Barbara Lacks called Shirley in the afternoon to check on her and during the conversation Shirley explained that she was having trouble breathing. Barbara came as fast as she could. When Barbara arrived at Shirley’s home she found that she had already passed. She died in the same room as her husband, John Shipp 1939-2009.
Shirley was born at home in the town of Drakes Branch, Virginia in 1944; the daughter of Radford McKinney Foster 1889-1956 and Lillie Agnes Lacks 1912-1985. She was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence Daniel Foster 2003 and her sister Louise Cornelia Foster 2016. She is survived by her oldest brother Radford M. Foster of Charleston, South Carolina, her daughter, Kate Martin of Farnham, Virginia, her two sons, John Shipp, Jr. of Seattle Washington, Paul Shipp of Topeka, Kansas, two step-children, Joyce Barger and Jerry Shipp. Shirley was blessed with seventeen 17 grandchildren, twenty-nine 29 great-grandchildren and four 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Shirley had quite the reputation for being the most fun. There never was a boring moment when Shirley was in the room. I remember as a child my mother telling stories of hanging out with friends and getting into all kinds of trouble with friends in her home town of Drakes Branch, Virginia. She often told stories of what she did “right here” and “over there” when we would pass through various parts of the state of Virginia. Shirley kept in touch with every friend she had as much as she possibly could, including many of her childhood friends. I remember as child going to visit her friends scattered throughout Virginia and watching her socialize and laugh and show everyone what it meant to have a good time.
I still giggle at the memory of my mom saying “It’s Shirley Squirrely” on her CB Radio; she managed to make hours long drives that could have been super-boring, into great fun. As a matter-of-fact, just driving around for no good reason was something she often enjoyed doing. At times when she would take long drives and always seemed to find someone to stop by and say hi to, and when that happened it was not unusual to end up spending hours at the person’s home just talking, sharing stories, food and playing games.
Shirley was known for being quite the host. She loved to throw a party for friends, sometimes randomly, and for no reason. It was not unusual to find her sitting at her picnic table in her front yard with an extension cord and a blender making drinks for friends; quite the draw. She loved a good joke and could tell a few herself. She was the life of the party and often the brightest light in the room.
Shirley was blessed with a terrific, loving, concerned church family who did an excellent job caring for her and keeping her children informed of her well-being. Shirley’s remains have been cremated. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be sent to the Community Gospel Church, 4356 Old Crab Orchard Rd., Keysville, VA 23954. A Memorial Service will be conducted by her Pastor, Dewey Barker at 7pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Community Gospel Church 4356 Old Crab Orchard Road.


Name of Deceased: Bristol Storm Shook
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., June, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Bristol Storm Shook, infant daughter of Kati Shook Satterwhite passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Bristol is also survived by two brothers, Kaleb and Jordan; one sister, Ashley; and her grandparents, Lewis and Rosemary Shook. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda S. Jenkins.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Meherrin, Va., with interment following in the church cemetery. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of the arrangements.


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

Clarence “Teen” Shook, age 96, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016, at his home. He is survived by his son-in-law, Ennis Jones; two grandsons; Eddie Jones Shawna, Chris Jones Kim;six great-grandchildren, Tristan, Alexis, Taylor, Peter, Carrie, and Noah. “Teen” was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rutledge Shook, and his daughter, Nancy Carol Jones.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fannie and Teen Shook Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o Ash Camp Baptist Church, P O Box 56, Keysville, VA, 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased: Flora Ester Shook
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 12, 1963
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held for Miss Flora Shook
Funeral services for Miss Flora Ester Shook, 70, who died Friday, were held Sunday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John Hopkins of Newport News, Mrs. Lucille Yeaman of Danville and Mrs. Eugene Huffman of Newton and two brothers, Avery Shook of Charlotte, and William Shook of Danville.


Name of Deceased:  Jack Randall Shook
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Jack Randall Shook, who passed on March 10th, at his home in Keysville, Virginia after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Jack was born in Keysville, Virginia in 1939. He served in the Air Force and while stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, met his wife Wanda. He was active, during his life, in the Lion’s Club, as well as the American Legion, which provided venue to serve his country and his community. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; his son, Trace and three daughters, Alisa Andy, LaTonya Scott, and Kara Rob; grandchildren Alex, Adam, Kyle, Emily, Jace, Sara and Isaac; his sisters, Paige Ben and Debbie David. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of Hospice of Virginia, Farmville branch. We would like to especially thank Mary Hudson and Mary Honebein for faithfully helping to care for our father until the end. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last month was a heartwarming blessing to the entire family.
The gathering of family and friends will be held honoring Jack on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, 110 H St, Keysville, Virginia. Reverend Ted Smith will officiate the graveside service at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, March 14, 2017 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the Shook family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.org. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


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

Born on Nov. 23, 1922
Departed on May 29, 2015 and resided in Chase City, VA.

Rosa Hatcher Shores, age 92, of Chase City, VA, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Wilmoth and husband , Sammy of Red Oak, VA, Peggy Brumfield and husband, Dabney of Keeling, VA; two granddaughters, Samantha Green and husband, Hunter of Scuffletown, VA, Angela Norman of Keeling, VA; one great-grandson, Will Green; and two great-granddaughters, Dabney-Grace Duren and Danner-Faith Cibrian.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA with interment to follow in the Wylliesburg Baptist Church Cemetery, Wylliesburg, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. The family wishes to thank the Chase City Health & Rehab Garden Unit for their dedication. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Violet Mae Barksdale Shores
Source:  Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home, Chase City, Mecklenburg Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

September 09, 2017
Violet Mae Barksdale Shores, age 76, of Red Oak, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born on January 11, 1941 in Campbell County, Virginia to the late John Locke Barksdale and Iva Hall Barksdale. 
She was a member of Wylliesburg Baptist Church and a founding member of the Barksdale Cancer Foundation. Violet was a homemaker and the owner and operator of Shores Greenhouse for many years. 
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert Lee Shores; three brothers, Lockie Barksdale, Riley Barksdale and Ray Barksdale; and one sister, Dell Garrett. 
Violet is survived by three daughters, Wendy Shores Lankford and her husband, Robert of Red Oak, Terri Shores Jones and her husband, Keith of Red Oak, and Teena "Pixie" Shores Tucker and her husband, Rocky of Drakes Branch; four grandchildren, Cassie Dawn Lankford, Nicholas Lee Jones, Nicole Jones Barnes, and Stone Tucker; and three great-grandchildren, Brody Winn Jones, Scarlett Ava Hatcher, and Tripp Barnes. She is also survived by one brother, James Barksdale; one sister, Pat Harding and her husband, Jimmy; brother-in-law, Horace "Bunny" Garrett; three sisters-in-law, Shirley McCall, Lois Barksdale, and Shirley Blanton; numerous nieces and nephews; devoted friend, Margaret Kelehar; and special caregivers, Pam Brame, Amanda Bullock, and Alicia Pickett. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Wylliesburg Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 225, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923 or Centra Hospice Farmville, 1705 East Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City will be handling the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Floris Dickerson Simmons
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Rites Held For Floris D Simmons
Floris Dickerson Simmons, 80, of Randolph, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred G. Simmons; four daughters, Clara D Wilmouth of Randolph, Mary Dickerson, Martha Adams, and Joyce Lee; one son, Charles Dickerson, all of Drakes Branch; twenty-five grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; and one sister Annie Mae Jones of Beaverdam.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in the family cemetery, Randolph.


Name of Deceased: James Elmer Skelton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR JAMES E. SKELTON
James Elmer Skelton, 66, died Wednesday at his home near Randolph, in Charlotte County. A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. today at the graveside in Adams Cemetery, near Randolph.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Duffer Skelton; a son, Louis Skelton, Drakes Branch; two daughters, Mrs. Rodger Martin of Clover, and Mrs. Lillian Cook of Randolph; a brother, Hardy Skelton of Randolph; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Martin of Randolph, and Mrs. Richard Adams of Moseley, and nine grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Lewis Edwards Skelton, Sr.
Newspaper: Richmond Times Dispatch, 1981
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Lewis Edwards Skelton, Sr., age 59, of Drakes Branch, died Friday, October 9, 1981.  He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Skelton; one daughter, Betty J. Faulkner; one son, Lewis E. Skelton, Jr., both of Richmond; his mother, Mrs. Annie D. Skelton of Clarksville; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Grove, Phenix; four grandchildren.  His remains rest at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville.  Graveside services will be held 2 P.M. Sunday in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased: Edward Allen Sluiter
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Boy 13, Killed In Hunting Accident
A 13-year-old Ontario youth was killed in a hunting accident. Edward Allen Sluiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sluiter of Ontario, died instantly Thursday, Dec. 27 when struck by a charge from a 12-gauge shotgun.
Authorities said the accidental shooting occurred when Edward and a brother, Andrew C. Sluiter, were crossing a creek in woods on the family farm in Lunenburg county.  One youth was passing the shotgun to the other when the weapon fired.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ontario Christian Church with burial in Friendship Baptist Church near Ontario.
Survivors also include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Sluiter of Long Island, N.Y.


Name of Deceased: Agnes Russell Smith
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Mrs. Agnes R. Smith
Mrs. Agnes Russell Smith, age 73, of Drakes Branch, widow of J. Clive Smith, died Thursday, August 7, 1980. She is survived by one son, George Russell Smith of Drakes Branch; one granddaughter; two grandsons. Mrs. Smith was a retired school teacher.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 9, from the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, with interment in the family cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Amanda M. Smith
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, January 26, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mrs. Amanda M. Smith, sister of Mr. J.M. Webb, of Rough Creek, died at Lynchburg on the 19th inst


Name of Deceased:  Charles Alexander Smith
Source:  Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Appomattox Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

November 16, 1937 - August 09, 2017
Charles Alexander Smith, 79, of Wildway Road, Appomattox, died, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Ellen Almond Smith.
Born in Charlotte Court House, November 16, 1937, he was a son of the late Evie Lee and Alex Smith. Charles was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and retired from English Construction.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Mike Smith and wife, Marsha of Appomattox; two daughters, Brenda Hawkins of Appomattox and Delores Smith of Madison Heights; five grandchildren, Jason Smith, Kevin Hawkins, Christian Foster, Joshua Smith and Savanah Keesee; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Smith; one grandson, Ryan Smith; and one great-grandson, Grayson Smith.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Moore.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Centra Hospice of Lynchburg, 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:  Danny Ray Smith
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Danny Ray Smith, age 55, of South Boston, VA passed away, Tuesday, December 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Sherry R. Smith, two brothers, Woodson “Woody” Smith Jr. and wife Lora, Ronnie Smith and wife Dawn; a sister, Patricia S. Hawkins; a special friend, Ammon Miller; and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodson Smith, Sr. and Marion Owen Smith; a sister, Pamela A. Boyd.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2015 in the Hebron United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Isaac M. Smith
Newspaper:  The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA., April 12, 1912
Submitted By:  Lisa Hopp

Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 12, 1912, Page 3:
Isaac M. Smith
[Special to The Times-Dispatch]
Lynchburg, Va., April 11 - Isaac M. Smith, a former resident of Charlotte county, died here last night, after a long illness, aged sixty-two years. He leaves a large family connection in nearby counties and the following children: M.M. Smith and H.B. Smith, Florida; John D. Smith, W.W. Smith and O.H. Smith, of Lynchburg; Mrs. John S. Carrington, of Bennettsville, S.C.; and Misses Copeland, Josephine, Gordon, and Victoria Smith, of this city. Mr. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased:  Joshua Paul Smith
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Joshua Paul Smith, formerly of Keysville, passed from this life on June 24, 2017 at the age of 32.   He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Melba J. Smith and Tina Maselli.
Josh, or “Moose” as many knew him, is survived by his parents, Rev. Ted and Sylvia Maselli Smith of Keysville; two siblings, Benjamin Smith of Rice, and Michelle Smith of Keysville; paternal grandfather, Tedd Smith Sr. (Marie) of Moneta, maternal grandfather, Rev. Aldo Maselli of Cranbury NJ; many adoring aunts, uncles; and cousins; and wife Melissa Daniels Smith. Josh is also survived by many admiring friends, colleagues and students.
From a young age Josh was a natural at mechanics. He repaired Granpa Aldo’s old lawnmower, a mini-bike, four wheelers, cars and pickups.  If it could move, Josh wanted to make it move faster.  Josh possessed a gift of diagnosing problems and finding solutions, with vehicles and people.  He had a deep empathy for others which came across in all his relationships.
Josh lived out his love of trucks and muscle cars in many ways. He and his best friend, Kevin Currin (Jessica & Scott) were partners in K & J Motorsports; an enduring friendship forged in mechanics school, demolition derbies and the Hornets Class at South Boston Speedway.  Josh was also long time mechanic for owner/driver Charles Barnes (Wanda) of Fort Mitchell (#64).  Josh shared his mechanical knowledge for many years as an Auto-Diesel Instructor at Southside Community College’s Diesel/Auto School at Fort Pickett.
Josh was a gentle soul who will be missed by family and friend alike. We look forward to reuniting with our Joshua before Jesus the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25).
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Ash Camp Cemetery.
Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SVCC Foundation/Josh Smith Automotive Scholarship, 109 Campus Drive, Alberta VA, 23821.


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

Joyce Newcomb Smith, 72, of Phenix passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was the devoted wife of the late Nelson Ray Smith. Joyce was born in Charlotte County on May 10, 1944, daughter of the late Albert and Violet Newcomb. She was a member of Phenix Methodist Church and Childrey Baptist Church. She retired from General Electric after 24 years and enjoyed working with flowers, traveling, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Kelly Pugh and her husband, Jim Pugh of Charlotte Court House and Stacey Turner and her husband, Josh Turner of Louisa. She was the grandmother of five grandchildren; Scott Pugh, Caleb Turner, Kate Pugh, Laura Ruth Turner and Anna Turner. She is survived by her sisters Berta Childress of Phenix, Lois Harris of Halifax, Linda Lipscomb Marvin of Phenix and one brother, A.E. Newcomb Ida, also of Phenix, a brother in law, Danny Bentley of Keysville and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend, Diane Rigney Linwood of Brookneal. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucy Bentley and Lula Newcomb.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Phenix Methodist Church by the Rev. Josh Turner and the Rev. Mike Teixeira with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House. The family will receive family and friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Kelly Pugh. Memorials may be made to Phenix Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are by Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville.


Name of Deceased: Nannie Deaner Smith
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 6, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. J.L. SMITH
Mrs. Nannie Deaner Smith, 80, widow of James L. Smith, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
She is survived by three sons, William Smith of Powhatan, Herman Smith of Ontario, Canada, and Sheriff Frank L. Smith of Charlotte Court House; three daughters, Mrs. Irene North of Morrisville, Pa., Mrs. Rosa Ardison of Townsend, Md., and Mrs. Katrine Dixon of Richmond; six sisters, Mrs. Mattie Gibson, Mrs. Bessie Mann, Mrs. Alma Burns, Mrs. Lucille Vaughan and Mrs. Alice Cobb, all of Richmond, and Mrs. Mary St. John of Lynchburg, and a brother, Sandy Deaner of Richmond.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, Charlotte Court House with burial in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery, near Phenix.</HTML>


Name of Deceased: Mr. Odis Smith
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, September 19, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM ODIS SMITH
Mr. Odis Smith, of Wren, Va., son of W.B. and Nannie J. Smith, died at Richmond, on the 31st day of August, 1907, to which place he was taken for treatment. His remains were brought home and laid to rest at Midway Baptist church near his home in this county, Sept. 1st. This announcement will bring sorrow to the heart of many relatives and friends who knew him. He leaves a stricken widow, father, mother, three sisters and four brothers, to mourn their heavy loss.
In his illness all that loving hands and skill could do was done, but when He who controls all things claims His own no power on earth can oppose His will. Odis bore his illness with christian fortitude, and when the summons came he was ready and willing to go. The deceased brother was a member of Midway Baptist church, and will be missed by his many friends. The deepest and tenderest sympathy is felt in this community for the bereaved family.
Many hearts grew sad when the news came that Odis was dead; but let us not weep, as those who have no hope; while he cannot come to us, we can go to him.
Sept. 14th, 1907 J.W.M.


Name of Deceased: Dr. Robert Smith

Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, February 27, 1879.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
"Death seems to love a shining mark."
Died near Flat Creek, Campbell Co., Jan. 19th, Dr. ROBERT SMITH, aged 84 years.
Of the virtues of this excellent man much might be said, and yet not the half be told. A feeling of sincere affection prompts this brief notice. As a friend and neighbor, he was kind even to a fault; as a citizen, public spirited and patriotic; as a husband and father, affectionate, devoted and faithful; as a physician, he was noted for fidelity to his duty, charity, and devotion to the sick, and for his remarkable success.
As a Christian, he was unwavering in his moral rectitude, and his daily life attended the truthfulness of his profession to be a follower of Jesus. He was prompt and active in the discharge of all his religious duties, fulfilling for many years the office of an elder in the Flat Creek Church. He was liberal in his contributions for religious purposes; gentle and kind in all his dealings with his brethren and sisters, he evinced the excellent graces of a truly Christian temper; he possessed also. In a high degree, the confidence of the entire community.
The death of such a man is more than a private loss. Yet his was a rounded, finished, lengthy useful life. He faithfully served his generation. At last, age, weakness, and disease laid their hands upon him. He was most kindly attended by Drs. Smith and Nowlin, and his last days were cheered by the presence of his many friends and the consolations of the Gospel. His day of service over, calmly he fell alseep. ONE WHO LOVED HIM


Name of Deceased: Robert Cecil Smith
Newspaper: he Southside Messenger, December, 2012.
Submitted By: Donald R. McKinney

 Robert Cecil Smith of Keysville, Virginia succumbed from a long termed illness at Southside Hospital Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born August 14, 1924 in Ovette Mississippi. Mr. Smith served during World War II on the U.S.S. Jenks which on June 4, 1944 took part in capturing the German Sub U505, which was instrumental in breaking the "German Code". After the war he served on the Norfolk, VA Police Department. He then opened his own home improvement company and founded Virginia Glass House retiring in 1990 then moved to Keysville.
He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years Eileen Mae McQuown Smith, and his two brothers Alton R. Smith and Tommi Rae Smith. He is survived by his four children Gaylene M. Cunningham, Robert W Smith, Alton B. Smith and David E. Smith. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased: William Smith
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 13, 1890.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
DEATH OF WILLIAM SMITH, ESQ.
CLERK OF THE CIR. COURT OF CHARLOTTE CO.
This gentleman, who has been ill for a number of months, died at his residence in this village Thursday evening, Feb. 4th, in the 40th year of his age.
Though not unexpected, this sad event has created a profound impression and awakened both sympathy and sorrow throughout this entire community. A man of unusual intellectual ability and having filled positions demanding large executive and administrative talent, he has fallen while yet life and the prospect of usefulness was opening before him.
William Smith was the only son of William A. and Louisa Smith, his mother being a daughter of Winslow Robinson, Esq., who was clerk of Charlotte County for more than 45 years. His father Wm. A. Smith, first entered the Clerk's office, as assistant to Mr. Robinson in Nov. 1836, and continued to act either as assistant or clerk, with the exception of ten years, during seven of which he acted as sheriff, until Jan. 1871. His son, William, entered the office in 1867, as deputy for his father, being then about seventeen years of age. He continued to act as deputy for Col. H.A. Carrington until 1873.
He was then appointed a commissioner in chancery and the following year became acting sheriff of the county, which position he held for two years. In 1881, the offices of clerk of the Circuit and County Courts were divided, and a clerk was assigned to each. Mr. Smith was elected clerk of the Circuit Court, a position which he filled with much ability, and was re-elected without opposition in 1887. His term would have expired in 1893. His administration has been marked with care and correct method until disease incapacitated him for the discharge of his duties.
He was born July 23, 1850, being at the time of his death 39 years and six months old. On the 23d of Jan., 1889, he was married to Rosalie W., daughter of Capt. John Smith, whose care and tender solicitude during his protracted illness has been marked and devoted. For her in this early widowhood a deep and earnest sympathy is felt. Mr. Smith was of a warm and ardent temperament, with as fondness for society which has exposed him to peculiar temptations. He was strong in his attachments and resentments. He was warmly interested in the political questions of the day and an ardent Democrat.
Whether as a political leader or a candidate for office, he has taken an active part in general and local elections, and his influence has been very successfully felt. He was one of the charter members of the Pythian Lodge, in this village and also a Past Master of St. Johns Lodge, A.F. and A.M.
His remains were laid to rest in the family burial ground in the rear of the old Smith Tavern, in this village, on Wednesday evening, the 5th inst., the burial service of the M.E. church being performed by Rev. E.A. Gibbs, Masons and members of Randolph Lodge, K. of P., attending in a body; the Pythian burial service being performed and a large concourse of friends and citizens testified their respect by their presence. As we heard Dr. Francis Wayland say fifty years ago, at the burial of a friend, we felt to say: "I am distressed for thee, my brother." "Nil mortuis nisi bonum." May God sustain the bereaved father under this sad affliction.


Name of Deceased: Mr. Jacob Snead
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 30, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SAD EVENT - We neglected last week to record the sad and sudden death of an aged citizen residing near Bethlehem church. We refer to Mr. Jacob Snead, for a long time a sufferer from age and despondency. His age was about eighty-five. His funeral was attended on Sunday, the 19th inst.


Name of Deceased: W. T. Snoddy
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, November 14, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
Mr. W. T. Snoddy, of this place, passed away at his home on Nov. 6th, at 7:20 a.m. and was buried in the afternoon of Nov. 7th in the Keysville cemetery.
Mr. Snoddy was 41 years of age, a native of Buckingham county, Va., and had resided in Keysville for fifteen years, where he has been prominently known in the mercantile business, life insurance and other pursuits, in which he has been deservedly popular and successful. In his marriage to Miss Minnie O. Watkins he was particularly fortunate.
Most happy in all their married relations, their home became the center of a large circle of friends. This union was blessed with two noble little boys, Willie Lee and Carroll Watkins, who with their mother survive him. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. R.H. Snoddy, of this place, and one brother R.C. Snoddy, of Cumberland county, Va.
The deceased was for many years a consistent member of the Methodist church and died in the triumphs of the faith. His life was marked by strength and tenderness. A man of bright, tender and responsive nature and of untiring energy. Though in the grapple of that dread disease, consumption, he bore up under it heroicly and was bright and brave to the end.
He was one of the most popular men in this section, which was attested by every attention in his illness, the large concourse of people in attendance at the funeral and the large floral offerings.
Our most tender sympathy goes out to the aged, mother, bereaved wife and little sons from whose heart and home the loved one is taken, who await the morn, where angel faces smile, there to greet those "Loved long since and lost awhile."
E.H. POWELL


Name of Deceased: Frances Lipscomb Sowell
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., May 3-9, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Frances Libscomb Sowell, age 85, of Clarksville, Virginia, formerly of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Frances was the widow of Aubrey J. Sowell. She is survived by three children, Delmas Sowell, Randy Sowell and his wife Patricia and Robin Davis and her husband Robert; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Sallie Lipscomb, a brother, Claude Lipscomb and a sister, Eva Napier. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the
Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. Interment was at the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers; contributions may be made to your favorite charity. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Walter Bruce Spencer
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  December 7, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Rites For Walter Bruce Spencer
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 29, at the graveside in the family cemetery at Barnesville for Walter Bruce Spencer, who died Tuesday morning at his home near Scottsburg.
The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.E. Bouldin assisted by Rev. Farrar of Clover.
Mr. Spencer was 67 years of age, born in Charlotte County on August 8, 1877, the son of the late LaFayette Bennett and Sally Pugh Spencer.  He was a member of Hebron Methodist church and served as a steward for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Barnes Spencer, a daughter, Miss Georgie Barnes Spencer, Scottsburg a son, Cpl. Walter Philip Spencer, U.S. Army, Orlando, Fla., one brother, C.C. Spencer, Wylliesburg, and five sisters: Mrs. Raymond Collins, Mrs. C.N. Oliver, and Mrs. Lizzie Farrar, Richmond: Mrs. A.H. Shelton, Nathalie; Mrs. Meredith Farrar, Wylliesburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were his nephews: N.T. Evans, Ernest Spencer, Earl Spencer, John Mitchell, S.F. Barnes, Jr., Albert and George Spaulding.
Walter Spencer will be missed by a host of friends who knew and loved him as a kind friend, a good neighbor and a faithful husband and father.


Name of Deceased:  Bernice Hamlett Sprinkle
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Bernice Hamlett Sprinkle, age 91, of Pamplin, VA, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis B. Sprinkle; and four sons, John Sprinkle, Phillip Sprinkle, Terry Sprinkle, and Stephen Sprinkle. Bernice is survived by three daughters, Ann Carr Lee, Patty Miller Jeff, and Katie Hamlett Kenneth; one son, Richard Sprinkle; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Harris and Shirley McCluster; two brothers, Watkins Hamlett and Carter Hamlett; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to give a special thanks to her caregivers, Dorothy Davis and Sherr Walker; and her nurse of eight years Charlene Mitchell.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C. H., VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Terry Lee Sprinkle
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, September 26, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

TERRY LEE SPRINKLE
Funeral services for Terry Lee Sprinkle, 66, who died September 18, were held at his home on Thursday, with burial in Cullen Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Runion Sprinkle, three sons; William, Warren, and Francis Sprinkle, four daughters; Mrs. T.R. Jervis, and Miss Annie Lee Sprinkle of Charlotte Court House, Mrs. G.K. Fulcher of Hopewell and Mrs. J. Elliott Thomas of Virginia Beach.


Name of Deceased: Nellie Glover Spurlock
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 15, 1979
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MRS. NELLIE G. SPURLOCK
Mrs. Nellie Glover Spurlock, age 81, of Wylliesburg, died Friday, February 9, 1979 in a South Boston hospital.
She is survived by one son, Clarence C. Spurlock of Wylliesburg; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma S. Welchons of Wylliesburg and Mrs. Ruth S. Russell of Guntersville, Ala.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Wallace of Richmond.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 11, from the Wylliesburg Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.


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

James Edward Stanley, Sr., age 84, of Charlotte Court House, VA died December 3, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary R. Stanley. Ed is survived by a daughter, Mary Helen Freeze; a son, James Edward Stanley, Jr.; three grandchildren, Gina Newcomb, Jennifer Freeze and Brian Freeze; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the Mt. Harmony 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 8:30 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  J. A. H. St. Andrew
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, July 28, 1881
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Death of J.A.H. St. Andrew

We regretted to learn on Thursday last of the death of this gentlemen, which occurred at Farmville, on the 20th, in his 43d year.  Mr. St. Andrew has been suffering for some months from heart disease, and his death was not entirely unexpected.  He had but recently returned from a trip to England when he was seized by this illness which has now proved fatal.
Mr. St. Andrew was an Englishman by birth, and strongly and warmly English in all his tastes and habits.  On first coming to this country, some ten years since, he became associated with Rev. T.W. Greer, in the operations of the Va. Land Settlement Association.  He soon after became connected with the Southside Virginian, a paper then published at Boydton.  He then purchased the Old Commonwealth, published at Farmville, changing the name to the Mercury, and in connection with R.W. Battersby, he continued to control it till his death.
He was warmly interested in promoting the cause of English emigration to this country, and as we understand, visited England two or three times with this object in view.   He was instrumental in the formation of the Press Association of this State, acting as one of its Vice Presidents.  His articles on the history of the newspaper press of the State have attracted considerable attention.  He wielded a versatile and racy pen, and his support of the Conservation part of Va. was decided and energetic.
Personally, Mr. St. Andrews was gifted with a ready fund of humor and information.  Companionable and genial, he made himself popular at all gatherings, and his ready tongue and pen will be missed by his brethren of the press and the community at large.   He leaves a wife to the sympathies of those among who he dwelt, while afar from the home of his youth he sleeps his last sleep. We can but add our tear to his memory.


Name of Deceased: Gracie E. St. John
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Mrs. Gracie E. St. John
Mrs. Gracie E. St. John of 601 Roseneath Rd., Richmond, Va., died Monday, April 2, 1979.
She is survived by two sons, H. Edward St. John of Highland Springs, and W. T. St. John, Jr. of Richmond; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita A. Lynde of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Mrs. Lorene B. Morris of Pamplin, Va. and Mrs. Elizabeth F. Herwig of Ballin, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Roberts of Charlotte Court House, Va; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, from Midway Baptist Church, Charlotte County, with interment in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Eula Roach St. John
Newspaper:  
Times-Virginian, Appomattox, Virginia, Wednesday, January 31, 1990. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Eula Roach St. John, 70, of Route 1, Charlotte Court House, died Jan. 25, 1990, at Southside Community Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Crafton St. John. Born in Charlotte County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Roach and Ella Roach Roach. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie St. John Harvey, and a granddaughter, Melissa Marie Harvey, both of Charlotte Court House; two sisters, Miss Ida Roach and Mrs. Martha Lee, both of Madisonville; and one brother, Willie Roach, Pamplin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bart Weakley and the Rev. Burton White. Interment was in the church cemetery.


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

Born on Feb. 3, 1940
Departed on Mar. 6, 2014 and resided in Appomattox, VA.
Ruby Mae St. John, age 74, of Appomattox, VA, passed away on Thursday, March6, 2014.
She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Cobb and husband, Gary; two brothers, Joseph "Joe" St. John and wife, Marie, David C. St. John and wife, Pat; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews. The family wishes to say a special thank you to Babcock Manor. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your local rescue squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Tommy St. John
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 6, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR TOMMY ST. JOHN
Tommy St. John, of Phenix died Friday at his home. He was a farmer. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church near Phenix, with burial in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Essie Trent St John; two sons, Jake and Claybourne St. John, of Phenix; five daughters, Mrs. Edward Harris, Mrs. William Davis, Mrs. Willie Pennell and Miss Joyce St. John, all of Phenix, and Mrs. Clifton Smith of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased: Robert Franklin Stern
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 12, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: ROBERT F. STERN
Robert Franklin Stern, age 49 years, died at his home near Midway Church, Charlotte County, last Saturday evening., He had been in failing health for some time, but his sudden death came as a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Stern was born in Charlotte County in 1879. He is survived by his widow, Mary Marshall Stern and nine children: Herman, Merle, Alice, Freddie, Louise and Elizabeth Stern, and Mrs. Edgar Mason, all of Midway; Mrs. Atwood Vassar, of Randolph, and Frank Stern, of Lynchburg.
Mr. Stern was a member of Midway Baptist Church, where his funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30 by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Gordon. The pallbearers were: Edgar Mason, Harless Stern, Bill Stern, Milton Johnson, Bennie Johnson and Guy Brooks. The flower bearers were Misses Laura Vassar, Bernice and Eva Stern, Ida Hamlett, Arie Allen, and Beatrice Nash.


Name of Deceased: Doris Wilmouth Stewart
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 2-8, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Doris Wilmouth Stewart, age 74, passed away on January 27, 2012. She was born December 22, 1937 in Lunenburg County, to the late Alfred Edward Wilmouth and Fannie Mae Eggleston Wilmouth. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Stewart, Jr. and is survived by two brothers Wayne (CeAnne) Wilmouth of Richmond and Pete (Patricia) Wilmouth of Keysville; two daughters Gail Bohanon of Farmville and Tammy Penland of Victoria; two sons Calvin Wilmouth of Williamsburg and David Newcomb of Rice.
She left behind loving grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren plus numerous friends whom she considered family.
She was a lifetime member of Cool Springs Baptist Church, and enjoyed having a houseful of family and friends in for visits and celebrations.


Name of Deceased:  Mary Hester Stewart
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mary Hester Stewart of Keysville, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. She was 70 years old. Mary had been an employee of Southside Community Hospital prior to retiring in 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Ila Stewart, also of Keysville, Virginia, formerly of Virgilina, Virginia where numerous relatives live.
Mary is survived by her brother, Ned Stewart (Wanda) of Charlotte Court House, Virginia and her two sisters, Gloria Langmeyer (Robert) of Forest, Virginia and Sheila Wilgus (Melvin) of Lexington, NC. She had three nephews and two nieces, as well as four grandnieces and nephews. She was life-long member of Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, Virginia.
A funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015at the Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, Virginia. A time of visitation with the family will also be held at Ash Camp Baptist Church at 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Puckett’s Funeral Home in Farmville, Virginia.
Puckett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased:  Eunice Parnell Stinnette
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 28, 1937
Departed on Oct. 27, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

 Eunice Parnell Stinnette, age 76, of Keysville, VA, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Faye Duffey, and her husband, Tom Stinnette. Eunice is survived by her children, Barbara Gayle Thompson and husband Michael, Vicky Marie Lipscomb and husband Randy, Lisa Ann Mann and husband Jeff, John Wesley Duty and wife Teri; six grandchildren, David Lee Duffey, Jason Duffey, Jamie Jenkins, Ashley Duffey, Katlin Kitchen, and Kristin Elaine Duty; four great-grandchildren, "J. J." Duffey, Alexis Duffey, James Duffey, and Abigail Zukowski; one sister, Minnie Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in the Keysville Baptist Temple in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rev. Robert E. Stitt
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 13, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR REV. ROBERT STITT
The Rev. Robert E. Stitt, brother of Mrs. Gertrude Prophet, passed away Saturday afternoon in Duke Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock, Wednesday, April 12, from the Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church in Henderson, North Carolina


Name of Deceased:  George Donald Stout
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Aug. 8, 1934
Departed on Jan. 29, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
George Donald Stout, age 79, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, peacefully with his loving family at his side. 
He is survived by his wife, Catherine D. Stout; children, Donna Cullen (Rob), George D. Stout, Jr., (Randi), Mary Ellen Stout, Nancy Garcia (Paulino), Cathleen Stout (Kevin), Tara Corsini (Chris); grandchildren, Shawn, Scott, Robbie, Kaycie, Joie, Jr., Sydney, Jessee, Kristen, Skyllar, Stella Rae, and Jillian; great-grandchildren, Aeryona, Aiyanna, and Mason; a sister, Marie Block.
George Donald Stout was born August 8, 1934, in Barnegat, NJ. He raised his family in Freehold, NJ before moving to Virginia 28 years ago. He worked the majority of his life as a general contractor. Mr. Stout enjoyed providing for his family and always going out of his way to help others. He was well liked and loved by friends and family near and far.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Georgia Anne Styers
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Georgia Anne Styers, 55, of Drakes Branch went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord on March 25, 2017.
Georgia was a devoted LPN spending her career offering personalized care throughout a variety of nursing homes in Southside Virginia. She loved animals, walks in the country and fishing.
Georgia was a wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt who was preceded in death by her mother, Lorna Shayleen Gibbs. She is survived by her husband Paul David Styers; daughter, Tiffany Shay Compton; son, Henry Darius Gibbs; grandchildren, Zach, Lorna Shay, and Kacy Lynn Ratliff; father, Ralph Gibbs; sister, Deanna Gibbs Yeater; brother, Ralph Michelle Gibbs, Jr.; and a niece, Brooke Gibbs; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery Keysville, VA. Pastor Ralph Moore officiating .The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Samuel Irvin Styers
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger
, Keysville, VA, May, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Samuel Irvin Styers, age 47, of Drakes Branch, Va., passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Styers; two sisters, Paula Bundy and her husband, Jamie, and Becky Overstreet; one brother, David Styers and his wife, Georgia; devoted nieces and nephews, Jake, and Jenny Overstreet, Ariel and B. J. Bundy, and Daniel Styers; a sister-in-law, Audrey Styers; and many longtime friends. Samuel was preceded in death by his father, Paul Styers and his brother, Larry Styers; and a nephew, Michael Styers.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, in Friendship Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, 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 the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Joan Audray Surko
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald Ray McKinney

Joan Audray Surko, age 84, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Veronica A. Surko.
She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Surko, Sr.; a daughter, Leslie Kennedy; a son, Edward W. Surko, Jr.; and eleven grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Briery Presbyterian Church, Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Friday, January 13, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.