Name of Deceased: Frances Lindsey Tanner
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 13, 1978
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: RITES HELD FOR MRS. FRANCES L. TANNER
Mrs. Frances Lindsey Tanner, age 57, of Keysville, died April 9, 1978. She is survived by one son, Wayne Tanner of Keysville; four sisters, Mrs. Jean Duffey, Mrs. Ruth Duffy and Mrs. Lucy Hailey, all of Keysville and Mrs. Annie Atkinson of Texas; two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11 at Browning Funeral Home with interment in the Ash Camp Baptist Church cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Frank Wayne Tanner
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 17, 1939
Departed on Nov. 17, 2013 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Frank Wayne Tanner, 74, of Keysville, VA, passed away on his birthday, November 17, 2013, from a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Ward Tanner; two daughters, Terri D. Tanner of the home, Kandy K. Tanner and friend, Hardy of Franklinton, NC; one nephew, Mark "Boo" Dix of Keysville; and also many cousins and his beloved dog, Benji.
Everyone knew him as an excellent baseball and football player. He was also an avid fisherman, hunter, and loved his dogs.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Ontario Christian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Keysville. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or the Ontario Christian Church Cemetery Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Richard Tate
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 9, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

OBITUARY
On the 26th of April, at their home near Hermon church, in Charlotte county, Mr. and Mrs. V. Carrington Tate were bereaved of their infant son and second child, RICHARD, at the age of six months. He was a beautiful child, and as he lay in his little casket, dressed for burial, a lovelier picture could hardly be presented. The precious body was carried by the sorrowing parents to Pittsylvania county for interment in the family burial ground there.
It was heart-rending to give the lovely child up, but for the consolation from that sweet prophetic promise concerning the Good Shepherd: "He shall gather the lambs with His arms, and carry them in His boson." Isa.40:11; and the words of the Saviour Himself at Matt. 19:14: "Suffer little children to come unto me," and He took them in His arms and blessed them.
"Mourn not for the child,
From thy tenderness riven,
Ere a stain on its purity fell;
To thy questioning heart,
Lo! an answer from Heaven:
'Is it well with the child."
It is well!" - 2 Kings 4:26.
May 11, 1907 H.A.B.


Name of Deceased: Wayne Tate
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, January 5-11, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Wayne Tate, age 73, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Shirley H. Tate; three children, David Tate (Beverly), Gary Green (Patti), and Brenda Powell (Richard); three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Hines, Jerlene Peridu, Bernice Fears, and Gail Seltzer; two brothers, Calvin Tate and Jessie Tate; and one uncle, Jim Tate (Barbara).
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Sue Tate and two grandchildren, Daniel Tate and Deanna Amos.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home at all times, 6814 Craftons Gate Highway, Drakes Branch, Virginia 23937. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Ronnie Floyd Tatum
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, January 5-11, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Ronnie Floyd Tatum, age 63, of Wylliesburg, Virginia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Lynchgurg General Hospital, Lynchburg, Va.
He is survived by two daughters, Tanya Vanick and son-in-law, Kyle of Virginia Beach, Va. and Monica Adcock and son-in-law, Gary of South Boston, Va.; one dear friend, Constance Tatum of Saxe, Va.; two granddaughters, Shayla Sherman and Lindsey Adcock; two grandsons, Patrick Adcock and Viktor Vanick; and one great-grandson, Zade Adcock. He is also survived by three nephews, Paul, Michael and R.J. Tatum, and one niece, Paula Tatum. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Margaret Tatum and a brother, Paul Tatum.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, December 28,2011 in the Wylliesburg Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery, Wylliesburg, Va. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. C.M. Taylor
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
September 14, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Funeral Rites For Mrs. C.M. Taylor Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. C.M. Taylor, who died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Richmond, Monday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness of two months, were held at her home in Keysville Tuesday, September 6th at 12:30 p.m., with burial in the family section in Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville at 5 p.m. with her former pastor, Dr. J.P. McCabe, who performed her baptismal service and her wedding ceremony, in charge of the services, assisted by her present pastor, Rev. A.F. McClung of Ash Camp Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Taylor had been an active member for the past fifteen years.  Mrs. Taylor who was the former Mabel Stults of Martinsville, is survived by her husband, two daughters, Nancy Sue Taylor and Patricia Taylor, all of Keysville; her mother, Mrs. J.R. Stults and one sister, Mrs. Buford DeShazo, one nephew, Master Henry DeShazo, all of Martinsville.


Name of Deceased:  E. S. Taylor
Source:  The Charlotte Gazette. Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King
Old Charlotte (Taken from the Gazette files of 54 years ago)

Death of Rev. Taylor
This community has been greatly saddened by the death of Rev. E.S. Taylor, which event occurred at his residence near Keysville, in this county at 9 o'clock p.m. April 28th.  He had been for three or four weeks suffering from fever, induced by exposure from fighting a fire.  He was attended by Dr. E.H. Gregory, his brother-in-law, and Drs. Gregory and Priddy, of Keysville, and Saunder's of Lunenburg.
Brother Taylor was born in Loudoun County, in the year of 1833.  He was of Quaker parentage, but early made a profession of religion, uniting with the Baptist church.  In 1857, he was called to the pastorage of Mt. Tirzah Church, in this village, and subsequently to that of Ash Camp, at Keysville.  At the time of his death he held the pastorate of Mt. Zion Church, in Lunenburg, Spring Creek Church in Prince Edward and Bethel and old Salem churches in this county.
As a preacher, Brother Taylor, was devoted, earnest and faithful.  His labors have been abundantly blessed, two or three new churches having been built under his ministrations. In addition to his efforts in the business of a school teacher.
His remains were deposited in the grave on Friday afternoon the 30th., religious services being held at Ash Camp Church.  Rev. J.M. Perry, of the Baptist Church, at Wylliesburg, preaching from Phil. 1:21, the editor of this paper, and Rev. Mr. Bradley.
Brother Taylor was the beloved chaplain of the Keysville Lodge of Masons, and the brethren of the Lodge, with fraternal tenderness bore him to his grave, and the beautiful and impressive rites of the Order were observed; Wor. Master, Dr. F.J. Gregory, officiating.  There was a large attendance of citizens present, despite the rain, to testify their respect for the deceased.


Name of Deceased: Eva Tuck Taylor
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Mrs. Eva Tuck Taylor
Mrs. Eva Tuck Taylor, age 77, formerly of Madisonville, Va., died Sunday, April 23, 1978, in Liberty Nursing Home, Lynchburg, Va. Born April 24, 1900 in Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late William Berkley Tuck and Rebecca Canada Tuck.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall D. Taylor of Lynchburg; one son, Frank Taylor of Charlotte Court House; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, Mrs. Charles B. Ragland of Lynchburg, Mrs. William Bruce Price of Houston, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Helen Walters of Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, from Salem Baptist Church, near Madisonville. Interment was in the church cemetery.


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

John Harlen Taylor, 59 of Keysville, VA suddenly passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Born January 12, 1958, Johnny grew up in Green Bay, VA with his parents Tom and Rebecca Barton and seven siblings. He is survived by two brothers; Dennis Barton of Keysville, and Ted Barton of Green Bay, and two sisters; Malissa Barton and husband Kyle Fowler of Keysville, and Denise Faircloth and husband Bud Faircloth  of Meherrin, fourteen nieces and nephews, and nineteen great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Rebecca Barton; three sisters Peggy Nassef, Christina Barton, and Karita Reese; and a nephew Herbert Shawn Chenault.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. R. E. Teague
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, October 5, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. R.E. Teague Dies In Salisbury, N.C.
Mrs. R.E. Teague, sister of Mrs. Clyde Hall, of Keysville, Route 1, died last Monday night in Rowan Memorial Hospital, Salisbury, N.C., after a short illness.  Mrs. Teague, before her marriage, was Beatrice Pennell daughter of the late J.C. and Maude White Pennell, of Alexander County.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Gladys Teague, of Kannaplis (Kannapolis), N.C., two sons, Robert Teague of Kannapolis and Corporal Donald Teague, U.S. Army Air Corps; two sisters, Mrs. Hall and Mrs. B.F. Miller, of Statesville, N.C., and two brothers, W.T. Pennell, of Taylorsville, N.C., and James C. Pennell, of Kannapolis, N.C.


Name of Deceased:  Helen Margaret Templeton
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

January 4, 1929 - May 7, 2017

Helen Margaret Driskill Nelson Templeton, 88 of Farmville died Sunday, May 7, 2017. Margaret was born January 4, 1929 in Abilene, VA. She was the youngest child of Robert Lee Driskill and Helen Walton Dixon. She met and married Tommy Alton Nelson. They happily raised 3 children and farmed until his death. Margaret later married Lyman Dale Templeton, whom she met at Beulah United Methodist Church. After his death Margaret moved into The Farmville Woodland’s community where she made friends, shared experiences and brightened up the neighborhood with cascades of seasonal blooming flowers. She is survived by her son, Tommy Alton Nelson Jr (Ann); and his six children, Jason Andrew, Britt Elise, Shanna Rose, Tamara Elizabeth (Ryan), Rebecca Amaris, Jarrett Alton Nelson; her daughter, Brenda Nelson Irving (Joe); and their four children, Joe Peyton Jr. (Lara), Jeffrey Linwood (Rita), Courtney Lloyd (Brittany), Casey Lee Irving; and daughter, Sandra “Tiny” Nelson Dobson; and her four children, Tyler Ashley (Daniel), Trevor Austin Markert (Christa), Allison Margaret and Beau Garrett Dobson. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, her foster sister Lillian Riddle, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Tommy A. Nelson, her second husband Lyman Dale Templeton and 7 older siblings.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church. c/o Eloise Wade, 5725 Bethlehem Rd, Charlotte CH, VA 23923.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at11:00 AM in Beulah United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased:  Dr. Joseph Dandridge Terry
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Name of Submitter:  Bea Adams King

Dr. J.D. Terry Buried At Burkeville Monday

Dr. Joseph Dandridge Terry, 66, died at his home at Burkeville Saturday night. He had been in ill health for several years, but his death was hastened by an attack of pneumonia. 
Dr. Terry was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Terry of Pamplin and was reared in Prince Edward County. He was educated at the Medical College in Richmond and served as a physician at Rice for a number of years, later locating at Burkeville, where he had lived since that time.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernice Bradshaw Terry; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Walker of Hinton, W.Va.; two sons, Joseph Terry of Burkeville and Dr. William Parker Terry of the Health Center at Lawrenceville; three brothers, Eston M. Terry, Adrian Terry and H.T., Terry, all of Pamplin.  He also is survived by a large number of nieces and nephews, among whom are Dr. John H. Couch of Mexico City, Dr. William Terry Couch of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Dr. Giles Sydnor Terry of New York, Miss Georgia Couch of Philadelphia, Mrs. Herman Wickert of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Janie Crouch Haltiwanger of Winston-Salem and the children of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Terry of Pamplin.
Funeral services were held at Burkeville Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Monday.  Burial was in the family square at Rice.


Name of Deceased: Mr. Henry G. Thackston
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Mr. Henry G. Thackston died at his residence near Bethlehem Church, on Friday, Jan. 2d, age about 70 years. He was born in Pr. Edward, near the County line, and has a large number of friends and relatives both in this county and Pr. Edward.


Name of Deceased:  Hattie Tharp
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
September 14, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Hattie Tharp's Funeral Held Aug. 28th
The funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Tharp were held Monday, August 28th, at 3 o'clock at the old cemetery at J.S. Palmer's near Crafton's Gate.  Rev. Mr. McClung conducteed the service.  Mrs. Tharp lived near Eureka.  She was 74 years of age and a lifelong resident of this county and is survived by several daughterss and  grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Bessie Lankford Tharpe
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Bessie Lankford Tharpe, 82, of Saxe, died July 5, 2013. She was the widow of Nelson Irving Tharpe and a retired employee of Jonbil. She is survived by her daughter, Rita G. Tharpe of Prospect Hill, NC, son and daughter-in-law, T. Dale Tharpe and Donna of Saxe, brothers, Hugh Lankford of Chase City, Charlie Lankford of Clarksville, special niece and her husband, Joan and Richard Wallace, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Wood Funeral Service Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Joan and Richard Wallace.


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

Curtis Wayne Tharpe, age 71, departed his earthly life on Thursday, February 18, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with ALS. He ran Curtis Tharpe Trucking CWT for 44 years and BMC Rock for 9 years. The businesses were a family affair as his three children worked with him. Curtis believed in hard work and being fair to everyone. He was the son of the late Kermit and Irene Tharpe of Drakes Branch. Curtis was preceded in death by a brother, Kermit David Tharpe, and a sister, Joyce Tharpe Nichols. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Margaret Guill Tharpe; a daughter, Beverly Tharpe Kunath Kerwin; two sons, Mike Sherry, and Chris Elaine; eight grandchildren, Cody, Lauren, Lindsey, Cameron, Brandy, Casey, Collin, and Curstan; three brothers Wade “Lit”, James Ann, and Harold Margaret; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 4:00 PM at Lebanon United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to service. The family will receive friends in the home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The ALS Society or Lebanon United Methodist Church Building Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is serving the family.


Name of Deceased:  Eleanor Greene Tharpe
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, November 12, 1972

Submitters Name: Bea Adams King

Mrs. Eleanor Greene Tharpe, age 57, of Drakes Branch died Wednesday, October 25, 1972.  She is survived by her husband, Marion Tharpe, three daughers, Mrs. Garland Hamlett, Drakes Branch, Mrs. ? Lenhart of Va. Beach and Mrs. W. Leslie Beatty, Lawrenceville; her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Greene of Drakes Branch; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Tharpe of Maple Shade, N.J.; one brother, Sherman Greene, Maple Shade, N.J.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Satruday, October 25 at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with interment in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Randolph, VA.


Name of Deceased: Elijah Thomas Tharpe
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MR. E.T. THARP
The death angel entered the home of Mrs. E.T. Tharpe on January 16, and took her husband, Mr. Elijah Thomas Tharpe. He had been in declining health for over a year. He was a kind affectionate husband and father, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and nine children. Mrs. E.T. Tharpe, Mrs. J.B. Nesbitt, Mrs. J.D. Griles, Mrs. V.C. Palmer, Mrs. F.W. Langford, Mrs. J.H. Laprade, Jessie R. and Frank James Tharpe, Mrs. J.T. Daniel, Mrs. O.C. Tharpe and forty-four grandchildren

E.T. THARP
At two o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday, January 16th, the death angel entered the home of Mrs. E.T. Tharp and took away her husband, Mr. Elijah Thomas Tharp at the age of 66 years. For twelve long weary months he had been confined to his bed by sickness, but he bore his great suffering with wonderful patience and christian fortitude.
All was done that medical skill could dictate; and fond hearts and willing hands could perform but God saw fit to call him to his home beyond. At times we forget that God is in every detail, but can we manage better than God who makes us know our every weakness. We know he has said Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end, and I will never leave nor forsake you.
Mr. Tharp had been a member of the Methodist Church for thirty-five years, his life was a simple and pleasant one, he was an affectionate and loving husband and father.
At two o'clock on Tuesday he was laid to rest in the old family burying ground near Formosa, the flowers were beautiful, Rev. W.S. Watts of Drakes Branch conducted the services.
A host of friends and loved ones from far and near came to show their love and respect to the departed one. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, nine children, forty-four grandchildren, two great grandchildren.
We extend to the bereaved ones our deepest sympathy and pray that God may bless them richly with his comforting spirit in this time of sorrow, granting them that peace which passeth knowledge


Name of Deceased: Henry R. Tharpe
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 2, 1965
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

RITES HELD FOR HENRY R. THARPE
Funeral services for Henry R. Tharpe, 88, of Wylliesburg, a retired farmer were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Hebron Methodist Church, with burial there.  He died Saturday.
He is survived by five daughters, Miss Annie M. Tharpe and Mrs. Lena Skelton, both of Saxe, Mrs. Eva King of Franklinville, N.J., Mrs. Susie Hatcher of Crewe and Mrs. Charlie Skelton of Drakes Branch and three sons, Henry R. Tharpe, Jr., of Riverdale, N.J., Claude Tharpe of Ridge, Md., and Hunter Tharpe of Saxe.


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

Born on Aug. 5, 1921
Departed on Apr. 2, 2014 and resided in Wylliesburg, VA.
Hunter Marshall Tharpe, age 92, of Wylliesburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife of seventy-two years, Verna M. Tharpe of Wylliesburg; one son, Paul M. Tharpe of Wylliesburg, and his fiancée, Darlene Cisco of Saxe; two daughters, Nancy L. Tharpe of Wylliesburg, and Elizabeth T. Wilmoth of Drakes Branch; two grandsons, Weldon Robert Wilmoth, Jr., and wife, Kellie of Red Oak, Christopher M. Wilmoth and wife Tracy of Dinwiddie; and a granddaughter, Linda Wright of Covington; three great-grandchildren, Nadia McCormick, Austin Brockwell, and Colton Brockwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry R. and Hettie G. Tharpe; six sisters, Ellen Tharpe, Kate Skelton, Susie Hatcher, Eva King, Lena Skelton, and Annie Tharpe; two brothers, Claude Tharpe and Henry Tharpe; and a son-in-law, Weldon R. Wilmoth.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, in Hebron United Methodist, Saxe, VA, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 147 Tobacco Lane, Wylliesburg, VA 23967. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: James Leland Tharpe
Newspaper:
The Tichmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA, Masy 20, 2009.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

THARPE, James Leland "Lee," age 82, a resident of Britthaven of Keysville, Va. for three years and eight months, formerly of Scuffletown, Va., entered eternal rest on May 19, 2009. Lee was born June 13, 1926, son of the late John L. and Helen Lipscomb Tharpe. Lee is survived by a stepdaughter, Terri Covington (Jessie); her children, Amanda, Shawn, Matthew, and Christian; her two grandsons, Ethan and Cameron; three sisters, Shirley T. Batte of Victoria, Va., June T. Porter of Burlington, N.C. and Faye T. Cilurso (Tony) of Cherry Hill, N.J.; one brother, L. H. Tharpe of Victoria, Va.; special niece, Debra Emerson (Gray) of Drakes Branch, Va.; other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Lee was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He loved to raise flowers and vegetables to share with others. His remains rest at the Browning Funeral Home in Keysville. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Scuffletown, with Reverend Allen Branson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Ludie Collie, Randolph, Va. 23962. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Shirley T. Batte of Victoria, Va. at all times. The Browning Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Born on Dec. 25, 1928
Departed on Jun. 18, 2014 and resided in Gretna, VA.
Pearl Townsend Tharpe, age 85, of Gretna, VA. passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her first husband Grayson O. Townsend; a son, David Lee Townsend; a granddaughter Crystal Lee Townsend; two brothers, Henry and James Bailey. Pearl is survived by her husband, Arthur R. Tharpe, three sons, Ray Townsend and wife, Joylynn of Indianapolis, Indiana, Alan Townsend and wife, Phyllis of Abilene, VA; Glen Townsend of Keysville, VA.; a daughter Carolyn Dykes and husband, Howard of Gretna, VA; three stepchildren; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the home of Alan and Phyllis Townsend, 10515 County Line Road, Charlotte C.H., VA. 23923. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Richard Creston “Pete” Tharpe, Jr.
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Dec. 9, 1940
Departed on Apr. 17, 2015 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

Richard Creston "Pete" Tharpe, Jr., age 74, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Gracie M. Tharpe; one daughter, Gracie Newcomb; one brother, Carroll Tharpe of Chester; and one sister, Sue Dunn of Keysville; seven grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by two sons, David Edwards and Darrell Tharpe.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Richard Darrell Tharpe
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Richard Darrell Tharpe, age 51, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He is survived by his sons, Nick Tharpe and T. J. Tharpe; his parents, Richard "Pete" and Gracie Tharpe; a sister, Gracie Newcomb; a special friend, Linda Bowman; and his riding buddies. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Edwards.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Virginia. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Barksdale Cancer Foundation. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Thomas C. Tharpe
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 31, 1972
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Thomas Carroll Tharpe, Sr., age 52, of Saxe, Va., died in a Richmond hospital, Wednesday, August 23, 1972.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret T. Tharpe; one son, Thomas Carroll Tharpe, Jr.; eight brothers, C. Marion, Clifford W., Richard C., Lewis M. Tharpe, all of Drakes Branch, Frank M. Tharpe of Lancaster, Albert C. Tharpe of Farmville, Luther E. Tharpe of Charlotte Court House, and Glenn H. Tharpe of Saxe; two sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Arthur of Petersburg, and Mrs. Annie L. Tuck of Alexandria.
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M., Saturday, August 26, at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville.  Interment was in the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.


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

Born on Nov. 8, 1938
Departed on Apr. 10, 2015 and resided in Rustburg, VA.

Tucker Watkins Tharpe, age 76, of Rustburg, VA, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. He was born on November 8, 1938, in Charlotte County, VA. Tucker was the son of the late Nelson Tucker Tharpe and Mary Bigger Tharpe. He is survived by his wife, Lois Dawson Tharpe; two sons, Nelson and his wife, Ashley Tharpe, and Norman Tharpe; one daughter, Tammy and her husband, Les Henderson; one sister, Lois Buchanan; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015, in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Randolph, VA. The Browning Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name  of Deceased:  Verna Mae Trent Tharpe
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 24, 1923
Departed on Nov. 3, 2014 and resided in Wylliesburg, VA.
Verna Mae Trent Tharpe, age 91, of Wylliesburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital with family by her side. She was the wife of the late Hunter M. Tharpe. Verna is survived by her son, Paul M. Tharpe of Wylliesburg, and his fiancée, Darlene Cisco of Saxe, two daughters, Nancy L. Tharpe of Wylliesburg, and Elizabeth Wilmoth of Drakes Branch; two grandsons, Weldon Robert Wilmoth Jr., and his wife, Kellie of Red Oak, and Christopher M. Wilmoth and his wife, Tracy of Dinwiddie; a granddaughter, Linda Wright of Covington, and three great-grandchildren, Nadia McCormick, Austin and Colton Brockwell; two sisters, Shirley Reese of Rustburg, and Gertrude Gillispie of Chase City; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul J. and Gracie J. Trent, a brother, Edward Lee Trent; and a son-in-law, Weldon R. Wilmoth.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the Hebron United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Saxe, Va. The family will receive friends at the home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Butch Thaxton
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

 Butch Thaxton, 67, of Green Bay, VA formerly of Sissonville, WV, passed away, suddenly, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his home. He was the son of Okie and Mabel Thaxton. Butch was the owner of the former Shoney's in Farmville, VA. Butch was the kindest man you would ever meet; he would give you the shirt off his back. He loved to play poker, golf and just sit outside and enjoy the day. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Brenda Thaxton. Butch is also survived by two sons, Steve and daughter-in-law, Melisa Thaxton of WV, Curtis and daughter-in-law, Melissa Thaxton of CT; two grandchildren, Bailey and Brittany; two sisters, Bessie Gandee and Sissy Patterson of WV; mother-in-law, Barbara Cox; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends that loved him dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


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

Garland Carter Thomas, age 84, of Charlotte C. H., VA, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eustace Thomas Sr., and Leonora Carter Thomas; one brother, William Eustace Thomas Jr.; one granddaughter, Laurie Ann Holt; and one grandson, Tucker Holt.
Garland is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Tucker Thomas; four daughters, Wanda Thomas Bolton Matt, Debbie Thomas Clements John, Pat Thomas Holt Edwin, Bonnie Thomas Trent Ted; eleven grandchildren; Jennifer Lee Richard, Chris Holt Crystal John E. Clements, Jr. Rebecca, Suzanne Driskill Eric, Melanie Currin Greg, Matthew Bolton Michele, Christine Clements, Michael Trent Blair, Rice Holt Sara, Tyler Holt Hailey, and Sarah Riepe Creigh; nineteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends. He was a chartered member of the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. Garland was appointed in 1972 by Governor Holton and in 1976 by Governor Godwin to serve on the Pork Commission.. Garland spent his life doing what he loved best farming.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Oak View Presbyterian Church Cemetery Charlotte C. H., VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


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

Rose Pennell Thomas, age 86, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Tattoo” Thomas; her parents, Arthur and Ellen Lyles Pennell; brothers, Cleveland Monroe Pennell, and David Pennell; sisters, Beulah Jones and Margaret Nash.
Rose is survived by a sister, Polly Tuck; two brothers, Willie Leroy “Bunkie” Pennell, and Mack Pennell.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2016, in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mr. William E. Thomas
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 22, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W. E. THOMAS
After being in bad health for the last several years, Mr. William E. Thomas died December 13, 1955. He was born in Pittsylvania County April 15, 1888 and was the son of W. H.
and Annie B. Thomas. He is survived by his wife Leonora Carter Thomas and two sons, William E. Thomas, Jr., of Hillsville and Garland C. Thomas of Charlotte C.H., and two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Irby of Altavista, and Mrs. B. F. Dodd, two brothers, Mr. L. E. and G. W. Thomas, all of Charlotte C.H. and four grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: B. F. Dodd, Lee Irby, J. A. Carter, W. O. Carter, Henry Cobb and T. G. Hall. The honorary pallbearers were the Stewarts of Centenary Methodist Church and nephews.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Centenary Methodist Church at which he was an active member and Stewart for many years. The many and beautiful floral designs showed the love of which relatives and friends had for him. The funeral service was held at the Oakview Presbyterian Church and conducted by the Rev. Mason of Centenary Methodist Church, Rev. Smith and Rev. Harris, and Rev. Dean. Interment was made in the Oakview Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Etta Elizabeth Thompson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 16, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Last Saturday morning, little Etta Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Thompson, died very suddenly. Her remains were laid in the cemetery at Ash Camp church Sunday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of this entire community.
March 13, 1905 IGNOTUS.


Name of Deceased: Frances Sheldon Thompson,
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Wednesday, January 5, 2011, Page 7.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Frances Sheldon Thompson, 95, of Keysville, Virginia, died December 22, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Bessie Dixon, her brother, H.E. "Buster" Dixon; her husbands, Grover L. "Buck" Sheldon and W. Carter Thompson.  She is survived by her children, Virginia "Bunny" S. Cook and her husband Wilson of Burkeville, Betty S. Baldwin of Keysville, Grover L. Sheldon, Jr. and his wife Jenness of Keysville, Shirley S. Sigler and her husband Michael of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, W.C. "Junior" Thompson and his wife Doris of Fort Mitchell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Before retiring, Frances and Buck owned and operated Sheldon's Restaurant and Motel in Keysville for over 40 years. She was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church, The Order of the Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, and the Red Hatters. Frances was a faithful Christian and an energetic member of the community.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and friend. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Sunday, December 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 27 at 11 a.m., at the Keysville United Methodist Church, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 22, Keysville, VA 23947.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Mildred Fields Thompson
Source:  Robinson  Funeral Home and Cremation Service,  Appomattox, Appomattox   Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Born: July 05, 1945
Died: June 06, 2016
Mildred “Millie” Fields Thompson, 70, of Double Bridges Road, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence. She was the loving wife of 50 years to Eugene “Buck” Thompson, Sr.
Born in Lynchburg, July 5, 1945 she was a daughter of the late Emma Viola Mann and Haven B. Fields. Millie worked numerous years as a CNA at many establishments. She especially enjoyed her time at Babcock Manor. Mrs. Thompson had a heart for people and relished her time caring for the sick and elderly.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Larry H. Johnson, Jr., and wife, Maria of Appomattox, Eugene “Gene” L. Thompson, Jr of Red House, Emily Anne Thompson and Mark A. Thompson and wife B.J., both of Appomattox; one brother, Haven M. Fields, Sr. and wife, Carolyn of Appomattox; one sister, Hazel Wilson of Appomattox; fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Spout Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Kvasnicka and Rev. Nelson Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1084, Appomattox, VA 24522.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Centra Hospice for their care of Millie.
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: R. A. Thompson,
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 9, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
R.A. Thompson
God, in His infinite wisdom, saw fit to take from us by death on January 22th, 1907, our beloved brother, R.A. Thompson, at the age of 40 years, 7 months and 10 days. He joined the Baptists when he was a young man, and was faithful and true to his profession. He joined the Friendship Baptist church in 1898, and was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord, ever ready to speak a word for the good cause, either in public or private. He tried to live the life he professed. While he had his imperfections, as all of us have, he was a strong believer in God's word, and was an earnest and consecrated brother.
At the time of his death he was assistant Superintendent and teacher in Friendship Sunday School, and also a Deacon in the church. He was a kind, loving husband, and a true and loving father. He leaves a wife, six children, and a large host of friends to mourn his departure, who mourn him not as one lost, but gone before to enjoy the presence of the Lord forevermore.
With the grace of God in our hearts, we bow in humble submission to the will of the Lord, and do hereby express our sense of our loss, and our appreciation of and respect for our departed brother, and our sympathy with the bereaved family


Name of Deceased: Shirley Landis Thompson,
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, VA, December 1-7, 2011..
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Shirley Landis Thompson passed away while sleeping peacefully on November 21, 2011. An amazing woman, she was the daughter of James and Sadie Landis of Arlington, Va. She lived for more than 50 years in Keysville, as the wife of Alvis W Thompson, who preceded her in death.
To list her family members is to focus in on what was most important to her life, one that she lived to the fullest. She grew up in Northern Virginia, worked at the Pentagon during World War II, and moved to Keysville after being courted by "AI". Here, she forged lifelong friendships with a handful of women, who shared their joys rearing children, playing bridge, hosting . sit-down dinner parties and traveling and weathered life's sorrows together. Through it all, she maintained a fierce independence, a way to find humor in almost every situation, and an impeccable sense of style.
A service was held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Ash Camp Baptist Church with burial following in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Shirley's family asks that donations be made either to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad or Ash Camp Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville, Va. was in charge of all arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Rev. William McQuown Thompson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 17, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DR. W M THOMPSON DIES IN BRAZIL
A cablegram from Brazil received by John D. Guthrie on March 10, via Nashville, Tenn., announced the death on March 8, in his 92nd year, of Rev. William McQuown Thompson, D.C., at Garanhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil. Born in Rockbridge County, Dr. Thompson was a graduate of Washington & Lee and Union Theological Seminary (then located at Hampden Sydney).
Dr. and Mrs. Thompson, married in June 1890, at "Roseneath", went to the Northern Brazil Mission in November 1890, and served there for over 70 years.
Mrs. Thompson, eldest sister of John D. Guthrie, died in 1953 and was buried in the Garanhuns Presbyterian cemetery where Dr. Thompson was recently laid to rest. Mrs. Thompson, born at "Roseneath", the old Guthrie home west of the Court House, educated at Moldavia and Bon Air, was a very successful teacher and was well known to an earlier Charlotte County generation as Miss Kate Bridgeforth Guthrie.
Dr. and Mrs. Thompson are survived by Dr. and Mrs. Franklin M. Thompson, Brazil, and Dr. and Mrs. Leigh Hanes, Roanoke, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, Mrs. Richard E. Moseley, a sister, of Snow Hill, N.C., and John D. Guthrie, brother, of Charlotte Court House, and many nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Daisy Griles Thorpe
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 30, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. DAISY G. THORPE
Mrs. Daisy Griles Thorpe died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas Colley, near Oxford, N.C. on Sunday morning June 26, 1955. Mrs. Thorpe had been visiting her granddaughter for a few days, when on Sunday morning she was taken suddenly ill. A doctor was called, but she died within the hour. Her family was with her at the time of her death.
Mrs. Thorpe would have been 73 years old in July. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Archer Thorpe; a son, Sydnor Thorpe; three grandchildren. Mrs. Thomas Colley, Pvt. Harold Thorpe and James Lee Thorpe, and several great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Rutledge; one brother, Mr. Lewis Griles.
Funeral services were held at Public Fork Christian Church on Wednesday evening at 2:30 with burial in the church cemetery.
"A loving one from us is gone, a voice we love is still, a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled, Sleep on dear mother, and take your rest, we loved you well, but God loved you best."


Name of Deceased: Frank G. Thorpe, Jr.
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, January 17-23, 2013.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Frank G. Thorpe Jr., age 86, of Saxe, Virginia, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, January 11, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Teresa J. Thorpe; two daughters, Nancy J. Shipp and Tammy A. Morris; four grandchildren, Stephanie Shipp Cross, Abby Shipp, Ashley and Joshua Morris; and two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Elizabeth Cross.
Frank retired from Federal Services after 38 years of service. He was an. active member of the Wylliesburg Baptist Church. Praise the Lord! A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: John Richard Thorpe
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 17, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR J. R. THORPE
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 10 for John Richard Thorpe, 69, at Public Fork Christian Church with burial in the Wylliesburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. Robert A. Ferguson, assisted by the Rev. Stanley E. Erich of South Boston.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sallie Ferrell Thorpe, four daughters, Mrs. Howard R. Burks of Saxe; Mrs. G. Stuart Bowen, Jr. of South Boston; Mrs. Elwood H. Burton of Richmond and Mrs. J.C. Gurley of Chase City; two brothers, Elmer Thorpe of Lynchburg; and Walter Thorpe of Red Oak; two sisters, Mrs. Nita Thorpe of Chase City and Mrs. Aubrey Toombs of South Hill and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were St. Clair Smith, Gilliam Smith, Edwin Adams, Fletcher Collie, Charles Martin, and Stewart Toombs.


Name of Deceased:  Florence Flowers Throckmorton
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 1, 1917
Departed on Aug. 18, 2013

Florence Flowers Throckmorton, 96, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Meherrin, VA, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013. She was the widow of Edgar Trent Throckmorton. Florence was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her brothers, Paul Flowers of Farmville, and Edward Flowers of Buena Vista. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews as well as many family members and friends. Florence was a very loving and caring person, who enjoyed socializing with family members as well as friends. She was a wonderful cook, talented seamstress, and a "mother" to everyone. Florence was very devoted to her church and loved her extended church family. She will forever remain in our hearts and will truly be missed by everyone.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Preston Tillery
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, December 23, 1926.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

PRESTON TILLERY
Died Saturday, December 18, 1926 at 9:30 p.m. at the residence of his parents "Hillcroft" near Phenix, Va., Preston Tillery aged 23 years. He is survived by his young wife of a few months, father, mother, three sisters, Mrs. Ben Jarvis, Phenix, Va.; Mrs. Walter Burgess, Paces Va.; Miss Alma Tillery, Charlotte C.H., Va.; four brothers, Fred Tillery, Detroit, Mich.; Roy Tillery, Mars Hill, N.C.; Curtis and Ernest Tillery, Charlotte C.H., Va. The funeral was held from Concord Baptist Church, Monday at 11:30, conducted by Rev. Marion F. Dick, assisted by the pastor Rev. G.A. Harris. Interment was in Concord cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Walter Burgess, Clarence Tillery, A.B. Driskill, Walter Owen, A.W. Williams and Mr. ? (cannot read the rest)


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

Born on Apr. 5, 1921
Departed on Feb. 24, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
William Jacob Tilton, age 92, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Tilton; three daughters, Mary Veals, Stella Hinkle, Elaine Rodriguez; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tilton served his country honorably in WW II, having participated in the landings at Normandy, and the liberation of France.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Henry H. Titsworth
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, June 15, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Memorial Held For Henry H. Titsworth

A memorial service commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Henry H. Titsworth, former president of the Glens Falls Portland Cement Company was conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Glens Falls, N.Y., in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Dr. William E. Montgomery, pastor, officiated.
Mr. Titsworth died June 10, 1943.  Mrs. Titsworth is visiting in Glens Fall at present.
Among those who attended the service were H.E. Harding of Roselle Park, N.J., who succeeded Mr. Titsworth as president of the company, and employes of the concern.


Name of Deceased:  Sarah Rutledge Toombs
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 26, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MRS. SARAH B. TOOMBS BURIED SUNDAY MAY 22
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Rutledge Toombs, 43, who was killed in an automobile accident near Oxford, N.C. Thursday, May 19, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Public Fork Christian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She was a lifelong resident of Charlotte County. She is survived by a son, Carl Toombs, a daughter, Nancy; her mother, Mrs. H.C. Rutledge, all of Red Oak; two sisters, Mrs. Monroe Hardy, of Red Oak, and Mrs. Doyle Edgerton, of Chase City; five brothers, Daniel, Johnnie, Billy, David and Thomas Rutledge, all of Red Oak.


Name of Deceased:  Bettie Carey Towler
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 28, 1926
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

BETTIE CAREY TOWLER
Mrs. Bettie Carey Towler, wife of Mr. Eugene Towler, departed this life on Saturday morning, at 3 o'clock January 9th, 1926, after a long and a protracted illness.  Death was not unexpected, she had been a great sufferer at times, but the end came peacefully and comparatively without pain.  She was 62 years old.  Everything that the best medical skill, loving hearts and willing hands could do, was done to keep her with us, but the death angel came and bore her away on the ocean of God's love, from this weary world of pain. She was converted in early life and united with Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, where she held her membership, and was a ever ready worker and helper until her health gave away.  Every pastor who served that church knew and loved her for her thoughtful kindness, and love for her church.  No words can give an accurate estimate of her life and character, a loving and gentle disposition.
In all her trials and sufferings, she was sustained by her faith in Christ, and it is such a comfort to her loved ones to think of the beautiful expressions made during her illness of going to her Heavenly home.
She leaves to mourn their loss a devoted husband, eight sons and two daughters as follows:
Mrs. Thomas Snead, of Kingston, West Va., and Miss Josephine Towler, Messrs. James Towler, Oscar, Willie, Walter, Charlie, Ernest, Eugene and Jack. 
Burial services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.R. Smith, and promptly at 11 o'clock on Monday, January the 18th, her body was laid to rest by her mother, Mrs. Martha Ann Carey, in Bethlehem Cemetery.  The love which bound her to her friends and loved ones was plainly manifested by the bowed heads, the tear-stained and grief-stricken faces of those who witnessed the final burial rite, realizing that one ??????.  Tenderly and lovingly, her body was taken to her last resting place by her sons, who acted as pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers were the Elders of Bethlehem Church, including Mr. J.S. Anderson and Mrs. S.H. Thackston.
The hymns that were sung were "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Sweet Bye and Bye."
The floral tributes were in rich profusion and exquisite beauty.  Our tenderest feelings and deepest sympathy go out to the bereaved family.
Troubled hearts be comforted and cast your care upon Him who ?
ONE WHO LOVED HER


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

Obit: J. W. Towler Dies At His Home At Ontario
J. W. Towler died at his home at Ontario last Friday, July 20, at 8:30 o'clock, after a weeks illness, in the 64th year of his age. He had been in failing health for some time. His wife preceded him fourteen months ago.
The remains were interred at the Friendship Church cemetery Saturday at 4 p.m. funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. J. Parsons, Baptist minister, of Keysville. The deceased was a member of the Baptist faith.
Pall bearers were: Edgar, Thomas, John, and W. A. Towler, M.F. Church and Wesley Berkley.
Surviving are six children: Edgar Towler, of Drakes Branch; Mrs. W. J. Berkley, of Drakes Branch; Mrs. M. E. Church, of Keysville; John W. Towler, Jr., of Rocky Mount, Va.; Catharine Towler, of Ontario and Thomas Towler, of Freeburn, Ky.
The deceased was held in high esteem by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed from his community.


Name of Deceased: William Albert Towler
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 10, 1963.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W. A. TOWLER, 80
Funeral services for William Albert Towler, 80, were held Sunday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Towler died on Saturday.
Surviving are two sons, William A. Towler, Jr., of Halifax, and Henry K. Towler, of Petersburg; a brother, Allen G. Towler, of Ontario; three sisters, Miss Bertha Towler of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Bessie Smith of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Sluiter of Ontario; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Addie Shook Townsend
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

Rites Held For Mrs. Townsend
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Shook Townsend, 70, who died Monday, Dec. 23, were held on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Ash Camp Baptist Church with burial there.
She is survived by five sons, Preston Childress, Monroe, Clarence and Ray Shook, all of Keysville; Bill Shook of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Smith of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Willie Childress of Keysville; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Drum of Keysville and Mrs. Lessie Childress of Salisburg, Md.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Grayson Oliver Townsend
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR G.O. TOWNSEND
Grayson Oliver Townsend, 40, a native of Keysville and a veteran of World War II, died Thursday at a Richmond hospital. A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Cool Spring Christian Church in Lunenburg County.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Bailey Townsend; one daughter Carolyn Faye Townsend, of Keysville; four sons, Ray Oliver Townsend, Norman Allen Townsend, Garyson Glenn Townsend, all of Keysville; his father, Norman Epps Townsend, of Keysville; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest Dix, Mrs. Ardis Newcombe, and Miss Margaret Townsend, all of Keysville, and Mrs Hector Viedes of Chicago, and one brother, Jack Townsend of Richmond.


Name  of Deceased:  Mary Palmer Townsend
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jan. 29, 1921
Departed on Aug. 25, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Mary "Titlee" Palmer Townsend, age 93, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014. She is survived by a son, John Randall Townsend; two daughters, Gloria Hanks (Franklin); and Joyce Martin (Wayne) all of Keysville, VA; a sister, Geraldine Bailey (Frank) of Keysville, VA; five grandchildren, Heather Russo (Steve) of Midlothian, VA, Gail Clark (Eric) of Fort Collins CO, Shane Hanks (Sharon) of Keysville, VA, Mary B. Townsend of Keysville, VA, and Taylor Barton of Green Bay, VA; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; her faithful, caring, and loving caregiver, Doris Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Townsend, and a daughter, Jeanette T. Holloman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 29, 2014, in Cool Springs Christian Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Cool Springs Christian Church, The Cool Springs Church Cemetery Fund, or a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name  of Deceased:  Roger Lee Trammell
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 30, 1946
Departed on Aug. 6, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Roger Lee Trammell, age 68, of Drakes Branch, VA passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014. He is survived by a daughter, Tracy T. Mericle; a brother, Ed Trammell; a sister, Becky Ann Horsely; and special friend, Joyce Lowe. Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby D. Trammell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Friendship Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Hubert F. Trent
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., March 1-7, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Hubert F. Trent died unexpectedly Saturday, February 18, 2012 on the family farm in Saxe, Va. at the age of 72. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of forty years, Faye V. Trent of Saxe; three children, Dale Trent of Greenville, S.C.; daughter Lisa K. Trent Francis and her husband Logan, and Andrew L. Trent and his fiancee, Enola Jewell of Powhatan Va.; two sisters, Nellie Philips of Richmond, Va., and Alice Tucker of Douglasville, Ga.
The family will receive friends at the home with a private memorial service to be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad, Wylliesburg Station. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Nancy Carol Dunn Trent
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., June7, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mrs. Nancy Carol Dunn Trent, age 73, of Chase City, Va., passed away, Monday, June 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. She is survived by three daughters, Debra Trent, Rita Hayes .and Lisa Gregory; one son, David A. Trent; five grandchildren, Brian, Ben, Eric, Mark and Jonathon; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William "Mann" Dunn and Robert "Bob" Dunn: and one sister, Shelby "Doll' Newcomb.Funeral services were held. at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June  13, 2012 at the Browning- Duffer Funeral  Home with interment in the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to, the service at the funeral home.


Name of Deceased:  Mildred Montgomery Trent
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, September 28, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. M. M. TRENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Montgomery Trent, 49, who died Wednesday, September 20, at her home at Phenix, were held privately Monday afternoo nat 2 o'clock with the Rev. G.A., Harris officiating.
Mrs. Trent was born September 30, 1894, at Lambertville, N.J., and was the daughter of Harry P. Montgomery and Mrs. June Todd Montgomery.  Mrs. Trent is survived by her mother, her husband, Elie E. Trent, and these children; Private First Class Edgar Trent, Marine Air Corps, Cherry Point, N.C.; Private Warren A. (Buddy) Trent, serving with the United States Army Air Corps overseas;  Private First Class Helen M. Trent, WAC, Army Air Corps, New Mexico; Mack T. Trent and Miss Mary June Trent, of Phenix.  Also three brothers, Frank Montgomery, Leslie Montgomery and Eugene Montgomery, and one sister, Miss Helen Montgomery, all of Lambertville, N.J.  The interment was in the family cemetery.
The active pallbearers were C.H. Pillow, C.H. Jordan, J.R. Overstreet, C.O. Bailey, W.R. Elliott and Harry Davis.


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

Shirley Daniel Trent, age 62, of Phenix, VA, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017. She is survived by her husband, James Irvin Trent; two brothers, Michael C. Daniel of Victoria, and Roger L. Daniel of Randolph; two sisters, Patricia D. Newcomb of Skipwith, and Sandra L. Daniel of Clarksville.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Brookneal, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


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

Joyce Louise Trinneer, age 86, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Trinneer, Sr.  Joyce is survived by two children, Dianna Smith and her husband, Charles; Richard Trinneer, Jr. and his wife, Marie; four grandchildren, Brianna Smith, Charles Smith, II, Christina Smith, and Melissa Matrese; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie Pearl Guill and Delilah Matrese. Joyce enjoyed music, singing, gardening and she had a big heart for all animals. She was extremely devoted to her family especially her grandchildren and she will be truly missed.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Meherrin. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Baker Powell Tuck
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 26, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mr. B.P. Tuck Buried Near Clarksville
Funeral services were held in the Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle Church Tuesday, August 17, for Baker Powell Tuck, at his home in Virgilina, after an illness of several months.  Mr. Tuck was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle Church, and rites were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Eugene Wood.  The choir sang, "Rock of Ages" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".  Interment followed in the Union Chapel Baptist Church near Clarksville.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pattie Thomas Tuck, of Virgilina; three sons, Jessie Tuck of Keysville, George and Hurley Tuck, of Chase City, two daughters, Mrs. Sula Tuck Guills, of Wylliesburg and Mrs. Frances Tuck Franklin of Chase City; five stepdaughters and 2 step-sons; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Geneva Lewis Tuck
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 14, 1931
Departed on Feb. 7, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA
Geneva Lewis Tuck, age 83, of Keysville, VA, passed away on February 7, 2014. Born on March 14, 1931, she was the daughter of Carson and Evelyn Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Allie Tuck of Keysville; two sons, Kevin Tuck and Randy Tuck, both of Keysville; two sisters-in-law, Dallas Lewis of Amelia, and Bessie Dix of Keysville; and four nieces; and five nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Harrell Tuck, Jr. "Tink"
Newspaper:
The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., October, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Harrell Tuck, Jr., "Tink", age 77 of Keysville, Virginia passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012. He was born on June 5, 1935. Tink is survived by his wife, Margaret Jones Tuck; children, Linda Canada (Jeff), Harrell Tuck III "Chip" (Dianne), Karen Lawson (Joe), and Robert "Beaver" Berkeley (Patricia); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his step-mother, Sterling Tuck; step-sister, Pam Bates; and half-brother, Wayne Tuck (Frankie). He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Tuck and Marion Tuck and his sister, June T. Barnard.
He graduated from Randolph-Henry High School and was a post-graduate of Fork Union. Tink was a member of Ash Camp Baptist Church, the Charlotte Lions Club, Charlotte County Rescue Squad, and Briery Country Club. He and Margaret owned and operated Tuck's Restaurant for 33 years.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Charlotte County Rescue Squad, or the Meherrin Rescue Squad.


Name  of Deceased:  Jean Carroll Salmon Tuck
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Nov. 1, 1934
Departed on Dec. 26, 2014 and resided in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Jean Carroll Salmon Tuck, born on November 1, 1934, went peacefully to heaven on December 26, 2014, at the Woodland in Farmville, Virginia. She left after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Deaner Salmon and father, Harry Carroll Salmon. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Richard Wilson Tuck; two daughters, Tammy Tuck Baldwin (Tim), and Melody Tuck Foster (Mike); four grandchildren, Christopher Baldwin, Elizabeth Baldwin, Corey Foster, and Megan Foster.
Jean Carroll was born and raised in Charlotte County. Jean Carroll and Richard were married on April 17, 1954. She was a homemaker and helped on the family tobacco farm. Jean Carroll always welcomed any new family to the community and always tended to any sick neighbor or person in need.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014, at Concord Baptist Church with graveside immediately following. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Sunday, December 28, 2014, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


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

Born on Feb. 17, 1932
Departed on Apr. 6, 2014 and resided in Randolph, VA.
Walter Lee Tuck, Sr., "Dollbaby", age 82, of Randolph, VA, passed away on April 6, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late Albert and Georgia Tuck. Walter retired from Burlington Industries. He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty-two years, Shirley Shelton Tuck; two daughters, Brenda (Roger) Driskill, Mary (Tuck) Hudson; four sons, Walter (Dianne) Tuck, James (Joan) Tuck, Raymond (Billi) Tuck, Ricky (Sharon) Tuck; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Daisy (Reginald) Pillow; and one brother, Richard (Jean) Tuck. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Tuck, and a granddaughter, Shauna T. Saunders.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in New Hope United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Fulton Davis Tucker
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 4, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FULTON D. TUCKER DIES FROM INJURIES
Fulton Davis Tucker, 32, of Brookneal, died at the Southside Hospital in Farmville June 28, from injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred at Cullen Tuesday night, June 25. Mr. Tucker was discharged from the Army Air Corps, 86th Fighter Group January 22, 1946, after serving since July 8, 1943, with ten months overseas service.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Falling River Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. F.M. Dick.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A.E. Tucker, Brookneal; two brothers, E.F. Tucker, Brookneal; and W.M. Tucker of Randoph; two sisters, Mrs. John Kindley Boydton and Mrs. John McCulloch, of Saxe.




Name of Deceased:  Otis Ottway Tucker
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, Va., Thursday, March 12, 1981
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Publisher's Service Held Thursday

A graveside service for Otis Ottway Tucker, Jr., 59, co-publisher of the Charlotte Gazette and the Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch, was held Thursday, March 5, 1981, in the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Mr. Tucker died of cancer Tuesday, March 3, in a South Boston hospital.
He began his career in newspaper publishing when he and his brother-in-law E.E. Franklin, bought the Charlotte Gazette in 1946.  Shortly there-after, they purchased the Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch.
When Mr. Franklin died about 15 years ago, Mr. Tucker's wife, Mrs. Dorothy Crymes Tucker, became co-publisher with her husband.
A Drakes Branch native, Mr. Tucker attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and served in the U.S. Army in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
He was a member of Virginia Press Association, the Drakes Branch Chamber of Commerce, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the local Lions Club.  He was a former member of the Drakes Branch Town Council, and former member and chairman of the Charlotte Selective Service Board for many years.  He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Drakes Branch.
Survivors, besides his wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Faye Acree, of Roanoke; two sons, Otis O. Tucker III of Drakes Branch and W. David Tucker of Richmond; and ones sister, Mrs. Lucy F. Held of Richmond.


Name of Deceased:  Patricia E. Tucker
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jun. 18, 1936
Departed on Jan. 27, 2014 and resided in Saxe, VA.
Patricia E. Tucker, age 77, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John E. Weston and Onie C. Ellington and was also preceded in death by her brother, J. E. Weston, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Winifred E. Dunn and her husband Bruce, Patricia G. Brads and her husband David, and Aimee Tucker Perdue and her husband Frank; and five grandchildren, Peyton Dunn, Will, Nina, and Bonnee Grennon, and Lincoln Brads. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Marjorie D. Pugh, long-time companion Boyd Donel Nelson, her dog Lily, and lifetime friend Joanne Maxwell. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She spent many years helping to run her father's general store before becoming Postmaster of Saxe for thirty years. Following her retirement from the Postal Service, she was a substitute teacher for Charlotte County Public Schools for twelve years. She was pianist at Southall Memorial United Methodist Church for thirty years.
Services are scheduled 11 a.m., Friday, January 31st at Southall Memorial United Methodist Church, Saxe, Virginia, with interment in Saxe Cemetery. Visitation is at the home (Saxe) on Thursday, January 30, from 7 to 8:30. In lieu of flowers, please consider Southall Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Oliver Lindbergh Tudor
Newspaper: Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Week of December 24, 2009 - January 6, 2010.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

LaCROSSE - Mr. Oliver Lindbergh Tudor, age 82, of LaCrosse died December 18, 2009. Lindbergh is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Louise Horne Tudor; two daughters, Ann T. Dickerson (Jim) and Linda T. Edwards (Russ); a sister, Nancy T. Moore; M. Dickerson.
Mr. Tudor was a life member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, LaCrosse Ruritan Club, Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau Director, and board member of the ASCS. He was a retired farmer and was well known as a stew master for many civic organizations. He loved God, his family, his friends, gospel music and his relationship with the Ridgeway Opera House.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in the Herbert L. Farrar Funeral Home with interment in the Crestview Memorial Park. The family received friends Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 7231 Forest Ave., Suite 100, Richmond, Virginia 23226.

Name of Deceased: Hugh Ashley Tuggle
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 24, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR HUGH A TUGGLE
A funeral service for Hugh Ashley Tuggle, 89, a retired machinist who died Monday, at his home in Keysville, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home, with burial in Westview Cemetery, Farmville. Mr. Tuggle, who was a member of Keysville Methodist Church, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Pearson Tuggle; two daughters, Mrs. C.T. Hawkins, of Victoria, and Miss Helen Sue Tuggle, of Richmond; two sons, Hugh Pearson Tuggle, of Keysville, and William Edward Tuggle, of Richmond; one sister Mrs. J.O. Watkins, of South Boston; one brother, Sam H. Tuggle of Gulf Port, Fla., and four grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Hailey Hamlett Turner
Newspaper: 
The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN., March 19, 2014
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

HAILEY HAMLETT TURNER
Turner, Hailey Hamlett - age 101 of Seiverville, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at LeConte Medical Center.  She attended Aspen School in Brookneal, Virginia where she was a cheerleader and performed in many school plays.  In 1949, she became a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville.  She was president of her Sunday School Class for more than 20 years, sang in the choir, and was active with the ladies mission group, and upon her death was the oldest living member.  She was one of the first Pink Lady volunteers at Sevier County Hospital when it opened in 1965.  At the age of 65, Mrs. Turner began working at the Sevier County Nursing Home and worked until the age of 80, when she began private sitting, retiring from that job at the age of 86.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Turner Sr., her infant daughter, Betty Jean Turner; parents, Floyd and Jennie Hamlett; and 10 siblings.  Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law: Pat and Harry Ray, Jenny and Ralph Chance; son and daughter-in-law: Glenn and Faye Turner; grandchildren: Cynthia Koontz and husband Micky, Mark Turner and wife Lisa, Matt Turner and wife Shirley, Tina Davis and husband Greg, and Nicole Carter and husband Rob; great grandchildren: Nathan Turner and wife LeAnn, Abigail Starritt and husband Logan, Amber Turner, Autumn Turner, Anisa Davis, Tristan Davis, Margaret Carter and Harrison Carter; great-great grandson: Jonathan Loveday; brother-in-law: Ralph Edward Turner and wife Gerri.  And her extended Virginia family including many generations of nieces and nephews.  Funeral service 7:00 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Dan Spencer, Rev. Jerry Hyder, and Rev. Craig Mintz officiating and music provided by Rev. Scott Andrews.  Interment 11:00 AM Friday in Middle Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 4:00-6:45 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.