Name  of Deceased:  Verna Virginia St. John Waller
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Dec. 16, 1935
Departed on Oct. 5, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Verna Virginia St. John Waller, 78, of Keysville, VA passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 from complications associated with a stroke. She was the wife of the late Garland Byrd Waller for sixty-three years. Verna was born December 16, 1935 to the late Martin Terry St. John and Eva Lloyd St. John and was one of eight children including Lorena (Gene) Parsons of Appomattox, Earl (Owen-deceased) Waller of Brookneal, Mack (Mary) St. John of Charlotte Court House, William "Bill" (Sarah-deceased) St. John of Meherrin and Carroll (Cora) St. John of Madisonville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rayford St. John and an infant sister, Sarah St. John. Verna is survived by a daughter, Rita Waller Williams of Keysville; a granddaughter Cheri Williams Morgan and her husband, Christopher M. Morgan and great-grandson Aiden Byrd Morgan of Prospect. Also left to cherish her memory are Claude (Beulah-deceased) Waller of Lynchburg, Francis (Burnett) Martin of Gretna, Doris (Clanton-deceased) Shorter of Lynchburg, Kaitlyn Williams Adams, Kolton and Karter, Parker B. Williams; twenty-seven nieces and nephews; fifty-five great nieces and nephews; and countless other beloved friends and family.
Verna was a faithful member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Keysville, VA for more than 50 years. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with the Reverend Tony Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Eleanor White Walker
Newspaper: Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, December 15-21, 2011.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Eleanor White Walker, age 77, of Keysville, Virginia passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011. She is survived by four daughters, Cindy (JP) McNally of Salem, Virginia, Becky Clarke of Keysville, Virginia, Stacy Lessard (Steve) of Apex, North Carolina, and Terry (Jim) Crockett of Idaho; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Will) Krause, Opey Clarke, Alex and Steven Lessard, and Zack McNally; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Grace Fischer, Graham Fischer, and Baby Girl Krause.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Walker, a son, Steve Walker; two grandchildren, Matthew and Nicholas McNally; and a great-grandson, Dylan Fisher. A private service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in the Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abington, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MPS Society, P.O. Box 14686, Durham, NC 27709-4686. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Frances Reekes Walker
Newspaper: Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA, Week of December 24, 2009 - January 6, 2010.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

LaCrosse - Mrs. Frances Reekes Walker, age 89, of LaCrosse, died Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Community Memorial Healthcenter. She was a retired employee of the former Hines Super Market in South Hill and the widow of J.A. "Dick" Walker. She is survived by three sisters, Lois Wells Drake and Ruby Cannon, both of South Hill and "Teeny" Cheeley of Warfield, and her brother, Melvin G. Reekes of LaCrosse.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Crestview Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence United Methodist Church where she was a life member, 1222 Wilson Road, LaCrosse, Virginia 23950. The family will receive friends at the residence, 547 Union Mill Road near South Hill. Crowder-Hite Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: George Washington Walker
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

GEORGE W. WALKER BURIED SATURDAY
George Washington Walker, 78, of Charlotte Court House, died Wednesday at the home of his son, Bernard Walker, of Saxe. He was a farmer and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Childress Walker, one son, Bernard Walker; two brothers, Dock Walker, of Phenix, and T.W. Walker, of Petersburg.
Funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.


Name  of Deceased:  Lisbeth Rugen Walker
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Sep. 24, 1947
Departed on Nov. 11, 2014 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.
Lisbeth Rugen Walker, 67, retired employee of Stanley Land & Lumber, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by the love of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth & Vernon Rugen of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Philip Walker of Drakes Branch; her brothers, Jeff Rugen of Cedar Falls and David Rugen (Karen) of Seattle, WA; her dear friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Walker Noll (Jack) of Christiansburg, VA; and her niece and nephew, Lindsay and Alex Rugen, of Seattle. She received a degree in textile and clothing design from Iowa State University, and was a charter member of the Charlotte County Master Gardeners and The Southside Herb Society. Liz was a free spirit who preferred to concentrate on the beautiful things in life – good food (preferably desserts), good books (mostly mysterious), nice clothes, her slightly out-of-control gardens, and especially her many friends. Liz cherished her friends, and her special ones, Eve, Barbara, Sharon, & Kathy, made her final days more bearable. She was also very proud that her brothers, though located across the country, kept the family Christmas tradition alive by finding their way to Drakes Branch each year.
Liz was a Midwestern city girl who loved her life in rural Virginia. It was here that she discovered her passion for gardening, and she spent endless hours establishing an eclectic collection of native and exotic plants. Every corner of the yard was potentially a new flower bed. For Liz, there was nothing more rewarding or uplifting than a wildflower expedition through the woods of Charlotte County.
Liz's courage in her four year battle with cancer was an inspiration to those who knew her. She viewed it as a temporary inconvenience and refused to let it diminish her life-long interest in fashion and looking good. Even the relentless effects of three surgeries, chemotherapy, and multiple radiation treatments couldn't dampen her spirit – as one friend put it, "no one should look so good in a scarf!"
Liz's family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, on Friday, November 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with graveside services to be held Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m., at the Drakes Branch Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Barksdale Cancer Foundation or the Charlotte County Truckers' Parade Against Cancer. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


 Name of Deceased:  Martha McCrickard Walker
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 22, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Martha M. Walker Dies At Home Of Son

Mrs. Martha McCrickard Walker, age 96, widow of William H. Walker of Pittsylvania County, died Thursday, February 15, after a month's illness at the home of her son, W.P. Walker, with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband twenty years ago.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by the pastor of Greenpond Baptist Church of which she was a member and interment was made in the family burial plot in Pittsylvania County.
Surviving Mrs. Walker are her three sons, W.P., Charlotte Court House; H.T., Altavista; J.T., Farmville, a daughter, Mrs. A.B. Armstrong, Farmville, also thirty-five grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Doris Vassar Wallace
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Doris Vassar Wallace, age 87, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold N. Wallace. Doris is survived by her sons, Gilmer Ledbetter of Hewitt, Texas and James (Lisa) Wallace of Drakes Branch, VA; her daughters, Brenda (Bill) Kusterer of Quinton, VA, Kathy Bagby of Richmond, VA, Peggy (Doug) Agee, Amy Garrision, and Mary (Sidney) Sands, Jr., all of Drakes Branch, VA; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, with interment to follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 202 Clark Street, Farmville, VA 23901. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Edward Jackson Wallace
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 25, 1969
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL RITES FOR E.J. WALLACE
Mr. Edward Jackson Wallace, age 67, of Rt. 3, Keysville, died at his residence Tuesday, December 16, 1969.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.C. Lester of Grundy, Virginia and Mrs. Lavern Hanks of Keysville.
Funeral services were held at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, Thursday December 18 at 2 P.M. with burial in the Cool Spring Christian Church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: J. Hester Wallace
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, June 7, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: DEATH COMES TO J. HESTER WALLACE
After a short illness J. Hester Wallace died at his home near Saxe, on Friday night, June 1st, in his 71st. year, surrounded by loving relatives and friends who did all in human power to minister to his needs. He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, one daughter, and seven sons.
He spent the most of his life in Charlotte County, where he was well and favorably known as a loving husband and father, a bountiful provider, a kind and thoughtful neighbor, a successful farmer, a highly esteemed citizen in the community in which he lived.
His remains were interred at Ash Camp Baptist Church, at Keysville, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, funeral services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. E.G. Ross, of Wylliesburg Baptist Church. The active pall bearers were: T.T., L.R., F.A., G.C., A.L. and V. H. Wallace, all sons of the deceased. The honorary pallbearers were selected from among his many friends and consisted of the following: L.S. Smithson, E.C. Moore, F.W. Howard, D.T. Copal, E.T. Roberts, P.L. Hechler, M.M. Hechler, A.H. Zollinger, M.P. Locke, W.T. Tharpe, J.M. Martin, L.W. Biting, W.H. Hamilton, D.W. Hamilton.


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

Born on Dec. 24, 1930
Departed on Mar. 17, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Garland Byrd Waller, age 83, of Keysville, VA passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. He was a U. S. Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Garland is survived by his wife, Verna V. Waller; a daughter, Rita W. Williams; a granddaughter, Cheri Morgan and her husband, Chris; a great-grandson, Aiden B. Morgan; a brother, Claude Waller; two sisters, Doris Shorter and Frances Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday March, 20, 2014 in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral in Keysville, VA Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Dell Wallace Walton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, December 8, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. FRANK WALTON
Funeral services for Dell Wallace Walton, 69 were held November 30 at 2 p.m. in the Ash Camp Cemetery. She died at her home in Keysville. She was a member of the Keysville Methodist Church. Active pallbearers were J.S. Parkey, Charlies S. Wilson, Howard K. Morrissette of Farmville, James G. Neale, Sam Brooks, and Walter Pollard of Keysville.
Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Charles H. Walton, pastor of the Methodist Church and the Rev. Edgar Stephen of Ash Camp Baptist Church of Keysville.
Survivors are her husband, Frank A. Walton of Keysville; two daughters, Miss Ruth R. Walton of Keysville and Mrs. G.I. Vaden of Farmville; one son, Frank W. Walton of Keysville; three grandchildren, Mrs. F.C. Patterson and Frank and Fred Walton, all of Keysville. Two sisters, Mrs. Dora Carson and Mrs. Nell Cox, both of Abilene; three brothers, Flave J. Wallace and Willie W. Wallace of Richmond and Warren Wallace of Ontario.


Name of Deceased: Capt. J. E. Walton
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, December 8, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

COUNTY LINE X ROADS
Charlotte Co., Va., June 12, 1874
On the 10th inst., Capt. J. E. Walton died very suddenly. He attended to his feeding as usual, ate his breakfast and went out; his wife thought that she heard some one cough, and raising the curtain, saw that it was Capt. W. He came into the house and said that he was very sick at the stomach, and asked for something to take. What she gave him did not have the desired effect. He tried to get on the bed, and died in a short time. His wife asked him if he taken anything. He replied that he took strychnine. No cause has been assigned as yet for the rash act. Capt. W. was a highly respected, industrious man. He leaves a wife and four little daughters.


Name of Deceased: William Cleveland Ward, Jr.
Newspaper:   Farmville Herald, Farmville, Va., December 9, 2003. 
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

KEYSVILLE, Dec. 9 - A funeral service for William Cleveland "Bill" Ward, Jr., 87, was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ash Camp Baptist Church, with Interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Ward died Wednesday, December 3, 2003. One of the outstanding citizens in Southside Virginia, Mr. Ward became president of the State Bank of Keysville in 1960 and served as president until 1983, when the bank merged with United Virginia Bank and he served as chairman of the newly merged bank. Among his many outstanding contributions to this area of Virginia was his leadership role In establishing the Southside Community College branch in Keysville on the John H. Daniel Campus. He was a former chairman of the Democratic Party in Charlotte County and served in the Southside Region Committee to improve and enhance Economic Development.
The Town of Keysville honored him the community service J. T. Thompson Award. Survivors include his wife, Patricia P. Ward; one daughter, Debra W. Hunter of Appomattox; two sisters. Marguerite W. Radford of Keysville and Elizabeth W. Crowder of Clarksville and two grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Mrs. W. S. Ward
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  February 28, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. W.S. Ward
Mrs. W.S. Ward, age 75, died at her home near Crafton's gate, Wednesday February 26.  Funeral services were held at the grave in Friendship Church Cemetery Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 o'clock.  The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Bouldin.  She is survived by several children.  She was member of Lebanon Methodist Church.


Name of Deceased:  C. H. Watkins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 3, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. C.H. WATKINS DIES SUDDENLY
At his home between Charlotte Courthouse and Keysville Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock, Mr. C.H. Watkins succumbed to injuries, supposed to have been inflicted by his horse as he was found about 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning half a mile from his home, from which he had departed a short time before riding horse back.
The deceased was nearly 70 years of age and was the son of the late W.W. and Katherine Friend Watkins.  He is survived by one brother, Mr. Thos. F. Watkins, with whom he lived at his old home, and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A.C. Hopkins, pastor of Village church, of which the deceased had been a long and faithful member, interment will be made at the family burying ground.
The active pall bearers are: Prof. C.H. Friend, of South Boston; T.W. Friend, of Drakes Branch; William Vaughan, of near Keysville; T.W. Daniel, of near Drakes Branch; J.F. Morton and C.M. Hutcheson, of Charlotte Courthouse.


Name of Deceased:  Glenn Edward Watkins
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Glenn Edward Watkins, age 43, of Keysville, VA went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2013. Glenn was born to Ervin Lee Watkins and Irma Lacks Watkins on June 23, 1969 in South Boston, VA. He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Glenn is survived by his wife of eight wonderful loving years, Sharon Courville and children, Mackenzie and Jimmie of Keysville and Jeffrey Deryer of North Carolina; two brothers, Michael Garret Watkins of Keysville, Robbie Allen Watkins and wife, Jo of Clarksville; two nephews, Cody Watkins and Stephen Astringer; one niece, Michelle Astringer; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and an enormous list of friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Friendship Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Henry V. Watkins
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, May 7, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

On Wednesday last, Mr. Henry V. Watkins, son of W.W. Watkins, died at his father's residence near Eureka Mills. His funeral was attended on Thursday last, Rev. Thos. Whary, of Briery Church, conducting the services.


Name of Deceased: James Clement Watkins
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 17, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

J.C. WATKINS
James Clement Watkins died at the home of his nephew, Joel H. Watkins at Charlotte Courthouse, Tuesday, February 11th. Mr. Watkins had been in poor health for more than a year, though his sudden death was due to the heart failure. He was a Confederate veteran and one of the old and well known citizens of Charlotte county, being the last of the sons of Dr. Joel Watkins of Woodfork


Name of Deceased: Miss Nannie Gammon Watkins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 25, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

MISS NANNIE GAMMON WATKINS
Miss Nannie Gammon Watkins daughter of the late William Wirt Watkins and Charlotte Watson Watkins of Danville, died late Sunday afternoon, August 21, following a series of strokes and heart attacks, the first of which occurred in the spring of 1951.
She was born in Danville and received her teacher training in Longwood College, formerly Farmville State Teachers College. She received her B.A. degree form Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg and her Master's degree from Columbia University of New York, and did graduate work toward her Doctorate there and also in Duke University of Durham, N.C. After teaching in the Danville High School for several years she entered the Assembly Training School of Richmond and graduated there in Religious Education. While there she volunteered as a Presbyterian Missionary to Africa, but due to ill health was turned down. She then accepted the position of Dean of Women in Montreat College, North Carolina, which place she held until she resigned to become a missionary in Cuba, and became a faculty member of Montreat College, where she taught until she retired. At various times she was Head of the English Department, Bible Department, and Spanish Department, wherever she was most needed. For the past twenty years she spent a good part of her summers at her home "Mapleton" in Montreat, which place was especially dear to her as it was named for her father's old home in Charlotte County, Va.
She is survived by one sister Mrs. Kate W. Morton; one Morton (that is what it is written), William Whitfield Watkins; four nephews, William Watkins Morton, James Daniel Morton, Jr., Horace Booker Morton, William Whitfield Watkins, Jr., and two nieces; Mrs. Kate Watkins Pratt and Miss Charlotte Elizabeth Morton.
A sincere and loyal christian, she rests in the family square of Green Hill Cemetery in Danville, Va.


Name of Deceased: Robert Field Watkins, Jr.
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 12, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR ROBERT F. WATKINS
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 28, for Robert Field Watkins, Jr., who died Tuesday, April 26, in Prince Edward County, by his pastor, the Rev. Albert W. Wood, in the home at three o'clock. He was assisted by the Rev. Edgar G. Stephen, pastor of Ash Camp Baptist Church. Pallbearers were B.H. Baldwin, Jack Eubank, James Vaughan, Walter Pollard, Jr., J.H. Vaden and J.O. Rockwell. A resident of Keysville Mr. Watkins was born in Charlotte County, June 14, 1911. He was a member of Briery Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, the Keysville Masonic Lodge, & the Keysville Odd Fellows.
Survivors include: his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bennett, of Keysville; two brothers, Edward S. Watkins, of Arlington, and John C.
Watkins of Brookneal.

R.F. WATKINS, JR. DIES OF HEART ATTACK TUESDAY
Robert Field Watkins, Jr., of Keysville died Tuesday of a heart attack while driving his car in Prince Edward County. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows and the American Legion. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bennett, of Keysville; two brothers, Edward S. Watkins, of Arlington, and John C. Watkins, of Brookneal. Funeral rites will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday (today) at his residence with burial in Briery Presbyterian Cemetery, Prince Edward County.
(The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 28, 1955 Submitted by: Bea. Adams King)


Name of Deceased:  Thomas Rutherford Watkins
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WATKINS
Ascended to glory on November 14, 1995, Thomas Rutherford Watkins, 80, of Charlotte C.H., VA.  Known to his friends as Tommy and by those who loved him most as Pop Pop, he was the son of Joel Hill and Isabel Rutherfoord Watkins.  A graduate of VPI, he served as a Lt. Commander in the Navy during World War II.  After 30 years with National Gypsum Co., he enjoyed 15 years of retirement while freelancing as a real estate broker selling farms and country estates.  Pop lived an active and full life as a beloved family man and vital member of the community.  He served as a trustee and elder of Village Presbyterian Church.  He was also a President of the Charlotte Ruritan Club and the N.C. Feed Manufacturers Assoc., as well as Chairman of the Charlotte County Chapter of the APVA.  Pop was an avid outdoorsman, woodworker, ornithologist and connoisseur of oyster stew.  He was predeceased by brothers, Joel Hill, Jr. and William Romney Watkins.  He is survived by his bride of 54 years, Elizabeth Ogburn Watkins; his brother David Comfort Watkins, and three children, Thomas Rutherfoord, Jr., Janet Watkins Parrish and India Ogburn Watkins, one well-behaved and five wild and wooly grandchildren and two generations of adoring nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held November 17 at Village Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Appalachia Service Project, 117 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37688.


Name of Deceased: Tucker Carrington Watkins, Jr.
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 21, 1965
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR TUCKER C. WATKINS
Tucker Carrington Watkins, Jr., 80, of Halifax died Sunday.  Founder and president of U.S. Oil Co. of south Boston, he was a former member of the State Highway Commission and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. Watkins was a native of Halifax county and maintained an active interest in the affairs of the community.  He attended the old Cluster Springs Academy before graduating from VPI and was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Barksdale Watkins; a daughter, Mrs. Henry W. McLaughlin, Jr. of Halifax; a son, Dr. William Watkins of South Boston and a sister, Miss Mary Bailey Watkins of Drakes Branch.
Mr. Watkins was a brother of the late Dr. Thomas Watkins, who practiced medicine here for may years before his death in December, 1968.


Name of Deceased:  William M. Watkins
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 29, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WILLIAM M. WATKINS
Mr. William M. Watkins died at his home in Carmel, New York.  He was the son of William M. Watkins, of Saxe, Va.
He is survived by his wife and four children, one brother, C.L. Watkins, of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. V.C. Tate, of Saxe, and his mother, Mrs. Matilda W. Andrews, of Saxe, Va.


Name of Deceased: William W. Watkins
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 28, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

DEATH OF W.W. WATKINS
William W. Watkins died at his home in Danville, on Thursday, the 21st of March, after an illness of ten days of pneumonia. He was a native of this county, and was the second son of the late W.W. Watkins, of Eureka Mills, and 43 years old. He moved to Danville about twenty years ago, and embarked in the grocery business, which he followed up to a few years ago, when he associated with his father-in-law, John T. Watson, in the brick industry. Mr. Watkins is survived by a wife and three children; Kate, Nannie and William, all of Danville, and one sister, Miss Mattie, and two brothers, Thos. F. and Charles Watkins, of this county.


Name of Deceased: William W. Watkins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 30, 1905.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM W. WATKINS
Mr. Wm. W. Watkins, one of the oldest and one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Charlotte Co., died at his home near Eureka Mills, on Thursday, March 9th, 1905, aged 86 years and 6 months. On the Saturday before his death he took a long walk on his place, and reached the house again quite fatigued. Under these conditions he contracted the grip, and, on Tuesday, pneumonia superceded, and, notwithstanding the best medical attention and nursing, rapidly ran its fatal course.
Mr. Watkins was the oldest son of Henry N. and Mildred Morton Watkins, and was born at the paternal homestead near Hampden Sidney, Pr. Edward Co., Sept. 24th, 1818. At 15 years of age he went to Farmville, and for 18 months clerked in Morton's store. Then he returned to the old home place and engaged in farming.
He was married in 1845, Feb. 26th, to Miss Catharine Friend, sister of Jos. B., and the late Wm. G. Friend. He purchased "Mapleton" the estate of Wm. I. Watkins, near Eureka Mills, moved there in 1861, and there lived the rest of his life. To him and his wife, who seven years ago preceded him to the heavenly home, were born seven children. Of these one died in infancy, Mary died in early childhood, and Henry N., the eldest son, died in the war.
The four surviving children are Thos. F., Chas. H., and Miss Mattie L., all living at the old home, and Wm. W. jr., of Danville, Va. Mr. Richard Watkins, the well-known attorney of Farmville, and Mrs. Patty Scott, of Charlotte Co., are his only surviving brother and sister; two sisters, Mrs. Bev. Elisha Ballantyne and Mrs. Susan Redd, and a brother, Nathaniel Venable, are deceased.
Mr. Watkins, while earnestly deprecating the great civil strife, when the issue was made with patriotic loyalty volunteered in the Company of Capt. Bailey, and served through the war.
A very industrious man, and diligent in business, his large and well-kept farm and the prosperity of his affairs, got him the reputation of being one of the careful, best and most successful farmers in the county. Mr. Watkins was highly esteemed and honored by all that knew him, and those who knew him best recognized him as a man of true and great worth. It was the privilege of the writer to know him intimately during the years of his mellow age.
With all his mental faculties remarkably well preserved, and with ripened spiritual graces and virtues, it was a privilege indeed to be in his company and hear his conversation. He had a strong and clear mind, and a singularly fine judgment, he was a close and correct observer, and kept well-posted on the great questions of the day, both civil and religions, and his observations were pointed, striking, and sage. He was certainly a man of great practical wisdom.
In moral and religious character he was simple and unaffected, a good and an upright man, one that feared God, and honored the king, and loved his fellowmen. He united with the virtues of frugality and economy, true benevolence and liberality - he freely and generously bestowed of the strictest integrity and unimpeachable honesty. All his neighbors and friends bear witness to his justness and goodness, and loving-kindness. His hospitality in his inviting and abundant home was ideal. He was greatly reverenced and fondly cherished by his most dutiful and affectionate children.
Peacefully and sweetly this aged servant of God "fell on sleep," and entered into the "rest that remaineth for the people of God." His Pastor offers this imperfect tribute to the memory of his dear old friend, whom he had learned to love very tenderly, and whose departure he deeply mourns.
W. McC. MILLER.


Name of Deceased: Sallie H. Watson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, March 5, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
"Death loves a shining mark."
My sister, Sallie H. Watson, wife of T.H. Watson, removed to Texas last winter with six children, two of whom have been, prematurely and unexpectedly, snatched from the mother's fond embrace by the ruthless spoiler. Little Lillie was the pet and idol of the whole household. How fondly we loved the little darling! She was truly a sweet and interesting child, and from the sweet little hymns she would so often sing, we must think, even at her tender age, she had some idea of the joys of Heaven.
She was laid in a Texan grave last autumn; and while that wound was bleeding the dread destroyer approached again and seized one of the most lovely boys I ever knew. He was in his 13th year. His parents sought to impress through the medium of parental training, lessons of purity, truth and love. He did not disappoint their expectations, but on the contrary, endeavored to show by his obedience to the will of father and mother, that he not only recognized, with filial confidence, their authority, but sought in all things to honor and serve them. How sad that a child of promise should die in youth!
It is hard to part from our dear little ones, but God who calls them cannot err.
Little Charlie and Lillie have gone to the land of the blest. Earth has two darlings less, but Heaven has two angels more.
May God Bless the afflicted family and unite them at the foot of the Eternal Throne.
Oh Lillie! I must not give you up
Without anticipating the blissful hope
That we shall meet again in realms of bliss, And dwell forever where our Savior is.
Our Charlie, lovely, good, and darling boy, The parents comfort and the childrens joy;
Why were you carried quick to realms above, And hastened on to realms of firmer love?
But to convince us of our frailty too,
And thus prepare us all to come to you.
If this be so then let the storms blow hard Till we are chastened, and are thus prepared:
Then when the ? sounds the dread alarm,
We'll venture boldly without fear of harm.
L.W.S


Name of Deceased: Mary Sue West Watson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, February 17, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

IN MEMORIAM
MRS. W.G. WATSON DIES IN CULLEN
Mrs. Mary Sue West Watson entered into eternal rest, February 6, 1927, at her home in Cullen, Va., after a short illness of pneumonia, age 53 years.
She is survived by her devoted husband, G.W. Watson, two daughters, Mrs. Claiborne Mills and Miss Susie Watson of Cullen; five brothers, Robert T. West, Judge Jesse F. West and John W. West of Waverly, Lieut. Governor West of Suffolk, and Caleb D. West of Newport News. A number of relatives in Eastern Virginia, her girlhood home, and friends everywhere also mourn their loss for "to know her was to love her." "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die."
She was laid to rest in the Cullen cemetery, after a brief service in the Baptist Church of which she was a loyal member. The services were conducted by Rev. Harris, her pastor, assisted by Dr. White of Burkeville, a former pastor, and Dr. Staley of Suffolk, a life long friend of her family. The active pall bearers were her nephews, Messrs. R.B. West of Newport News, A.T. West of Suffolk, O.H., B.H. and J.F. West, Jr., of Waverly and W.A. Watson, Jr. of Farmville.
The honorary pall bearers were Dr. L.H. Apperson, Messrs John S. and George Munce of Richmond, John F. Baird and John Moss of Waverly, C.R. Thomas of Lynchburg, S.P. Loving of Pamplin, Dr. Tucker of Drakes Branch, W.G. Williams and Walton Robertson of Charlotte C.H. and P.A. Layne, R.D. Layne, George Nichols, James Carter, Gordon Carwile, W.H. Dickerson, J.W. Dickerson, W.J. Wright, S.H. and J.R. Ferguson and J.A. Carden.
An impressive feature was the singing rendered by a male quarter from Waverly, nephews and friends of the deceased. A more wonderful testimonial to a good woman's worth and the esteem and affection with which she was held in the community has rarely been given than that afforded by the outpouring of friends and relatives who gathered to pay their last tribute to her memory. The beautiful floral offerings sent from far and near were a fitting tribute to the memory of one so generally loved. While we know death enters the portals of every home, sooner or later and robs it of its greatest treasures, yet this visitation coming as it did, leaves an aching void in the hearts of more than one home. Many friends mingle their tears with the stricken household and only in the realms of the Great Beyond shall we see with a clear vision. Heaven will explain why our earthly treasures are taken. The Master had need of her and she reaps the reward of a well spent life in His service - "In my Father's house are many mansions."
"Life changes all our thoughts or ?
For in the afterwards of years
It seems a more familiar place
Where waiteth many a well known face.
It is the homeland far away.
And grows more real every day,
And as we think of all we knew
Our longing hearts desire home too,
For there we meet to part no more.
With all the strife and trouble o'ver."
L.B.S


Name of Deceased:  William J. Watson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, February 16, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

IN MEMORIAM CAPT. WILLIAM J. WATSON
A loving Father, a kind Brother, a highly esteemed Neighbor and Citizen folds his hands and falls asleep.  Mr. William J. Watson, one of the oldest and best known residents of Charlotte county, died at his home near Ward's Fork Mills, Friday morning, Jan. 20th, 1899 aged 78 yrs.
His death was not unexpected, as he had been confined in the house mainly for a long period, and was well aware of the fact that "while the young may die, the old must"  While the dear, loving wife and mother had "crossed the river" some years in advance of him, he had, no doubt, the faithful, loving attention of his dear children, Mr. G.W. Watson, with whom he made his home, made every effort for his comfort and pleasure in his advanced and declining years, that he might mingle with his friends and enjoy their society as in former days.  But it was evident to all, to himself, as well as others, that the sun of his life was fast declining in its setting.  The man who once showed such manly attributes of character, such sociability, such fondness for conversation--social, literary and religious--was now bowed down by the weight of years.  Though still fond of the society of friends, he enjoyed the comforts of a retired home life.
Mr. Watson possessed in the highest degree the virtue of charity--that charity which is kind and unostentatious, which "exemplified as practiced by him the quality as set forth in holy wait.  He has been a resident of Charlotte for many years, and by his uprightness and honesty of purpose drew around him a large number of friends who mourn the loss sustained throuugh this visit of the dark messenger of death.
Mr. Watson was married to a daughter of late Rev. E.W. Roach, for many years pastor in Charlotte; Mrs. W, died some few years since.  Of their children four survive them, three sons and one daughter, G.W. Watson, of Taro, W.A. Watson of Darlington Heights, C.R. Watson, and Mrs. Aline Elliott.  All have the loving sympathy of relatives and friends.
"With us his dear name shall live
Through long succeeding years;
Embalmed with all our hearts can give,
Our praises and our tears.
ONE WHO LOVED HIM.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Ernest Watts
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday May 15, 1975.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Ernest Watts, who passed away in a Lynchburg hospital on last Thursday. Burial services were held for her at the Hermon Presbyterian Church last Saturday afternoon. The family has our sincere and deepest sympathy.


Name of Deceased: Mary Barksdale Weatherford
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 19, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MARY B. WEATHERFORD
Mrs. Mary Barksdale Weatherford, 37, of Keysville, wife of Andrew B. Weatherford, died Sunday in a Farmville Hospital.
A secretary for the Charlotte County Health Department for nine years, she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church at Ontario, which she served as clerk and pianist, and the Keysville Women's Club.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Collins Barksdale, of Keysville; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Walker, of Norfolk, and three brothers, William Barksdale, of Farmville, Henry Barksdale, of Springfield, Mass., and Overton Barksdale, of Keysville. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: W. A. (Billy) Weatherford
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 11, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR W.A. WEATHERFORD
W. A. (Billy) Weatherford, 75, a retired farmer, died Sunday at his home near Keysville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Pennington Weatherford; five daughters, Miss Mary Alice Weatherford, Mrs. D.L. Dillard, Mrs. John Dranchak, and Mrs. Steve Ukrop, all of Richmond, and Mrs. Phil Tota, of New York; a son, Joe W. Weatherford, of Crewe; two sisters, Mrs. Owen Wright, of Richmond, and Mrs. S.P. Rutledge, of Formosa; two brothers, H.B. Weatherford, of Keysville; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday at Cool Spring Christian Church in Lunenburg County with burial there.


Name of Deceased: Gene Walker Welch
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES TO BE HELD FOR GENE WALKER WELCH
Gene Walker Welch, age 75, of Galax, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009 at his home in Carroll County. He was born Saturday, September 23, 1933 to the late Robert and Florence Edna Welch. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paschal Ewart Welch and Clarence J. Welch.
He is survived by his wife Shirley W. Welch of the home; three sons; Gene Walker Welch, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Lyman, SC, Robert Alexander Welch and wife, Ellen of Mt. Airy, NC, Phillip Wayne Welch of Haw River, NC; one daughter, Alice Suzanne Jones and husband, Nathan of White Fish Bay, WI.; one brother, Rev. Carroll B. Welch of Madison Heights, VA; one sister, Nancy Carwile of Pamplin, VA; one sister-in-law, Virginia Baker Welch of Pamplin VA.; nine grandchildren, Phillip Taylor Welch, Thomas Walker Welch, Samuel Clarence Welch, Austin Wayne Welch, Grace Elizabeth Welch, Jack Alexander Welch, Trenton Welch Jones, Hunter Welch Jones, Grayson Welch Jones. Several nieces and nephews and numerous friends also survive.
A Memorial Service will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to Twin County Hospice, P.O. Box 106 Galax, VA 24333 or to the American Cancer Society 1079C Spruce St., Martinsville, VA 24112. Twin County Funerals is serving the Welch Family.


Name of Deceased: Joseph Otto Weston
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, April 14, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

J.O. WESTON, OF RED OAK IS KILLED
Joseph Otto Weston, 58, a farmer, was killed late Friday when he apparently fell from his horse drawn wagon on a rural road near Red Oak Charlotte County. Weston, of Red Oak, was hauling wood. Apparently he fell from the wagon and under a rear wheel. His body was discovered after the driverless horse and wagon turned up at a nearby service station.
Dr. P.H. Winston, of Clarksville, medical examiner, said death was caused by a broken neck.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Winn Weston; five daughters, Mrs. Wilborne Bourne, of Richmond, and Mrs. Edward Carey and Misses Barbara Ann, Mabel and Harriet Weston, of Red Oak; three sons, William S. Weston, with the Navy at Norfolk, and DeRoy Lewis and Curtis Wayne Weston, of Red Oak; three brothers, Alfred Weston, of Chase City, and Daniel and Roy Weston, of Red Oak; one sister, Mrs. Mabel M. Blacklidge of Richmond, and one grandchild.
A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church.


Name  of Deceased:  Arlene Jeanette White (Newcomb)
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Aug. 27, 1929
Departed on Nov. 21, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Arlene Jeanette White (Newcomb), 85, of Keysville passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal, surrounded by family. Arlene was born August 27, 1929, daughter of the late Caswell Columbus White and the late Cozie Livingston White. She is survived by two grandsons, Keith White and wife, Kimberly of Meherrin, Lawrence White and wife, Darlene of Brookneal, granddaughter, Tanya Waller of South Boston; fifteen great- grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and a very special caregiver, Miss Judy. She was preceded in death by her only child, Larry Hall White of Saxe. 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville, with Rev. Clyde Senger officiating. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the home of Lawrence and Darlene White at other times. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Elizabeth Jarrett White
Newspaper: 
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,  March 7, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. John E. White
Funeral rites were held at Wakefield for Mrs. Elizabeth Jarratt White, wife of Dr. John E. White, of Trent's Ferry Road, who died Friday at her home.  She was a native of Jarratt.  Daughter of Captain B.F. Jarratt and Julia Nicholson Jarratt.  She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband a Baptist minister; a brother, Dr. Thomas F. Jarratt, of Jarratt and four sisters, Miss Julia Nicholson Jarratt and Mrs . Frank Bain of Wakefield; Mrs. George P. Applewhite and Miss Susie Jarratt, of Jarratt.  Dr. White was pastor of this church for several years and Mrs. White had a host of friends in this county.


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

Born on Sep. 25, 1932
Departed on Jun. 10, 2014 and resided in Keysville, VA.
Elsie Guill White, age 81, of Keysville, VA., passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
She is survived by one son, Michael (Quita) Anderson of Victoria, VA.; one aughter, Joan (Wayne) Spencer of Richmond, VA.; two grandchildren, Tony Spencer and Chris Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Austin Anderson, Hannah, Landon, and Bruce Spencer; one brother, Hugh Guill of Scottsburg, VA.; three sisters, Inez Noblin, Lillie Jones, and Peggy Snead all of South Boston, VA; one sister-in-law, Jeannie Guill of Clover, VA.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton White; her parents, Luther and Eunice Guill; two brothers, Robert Guill and Nelson Guill; one sister, Lucille Guill; and two grandchildren, Gregg and Matthew Spencer.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA., with interment to follow in Cool Springs Christian Church Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA., is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Larry Hall White
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Larry Hall White, age 65, of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 He is survived by his mother, Arlene Jeanette White; two sons, Larry Keith White, Lawrence D. White and his wife, Darlene; one daughter, Tanya W. Waller; fifteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Green. Larry was a former employee of Star Foods for 25 years.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, with interment to follow in Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Mary F. White
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 18, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

We learn that Mrs. Mary F. White, widow of Wm. P. White, deceased, died at her residence, near Rough Creek Church, on Sunday, the 7th inst. Mrs. W. was a great sufferer from disease for some twelve or eighteen months.


Name of Deceased: Cora W. Whitehead
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, June 7, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MISS CORA W. WHITEHEAD DIES AT JOYNER, VA.
Mrs. Cora W. Whitehead died May 12, 1928, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Parker at Joyner, Va. Mrs. Whitehead was born on January 13, 1854. She was the daughter of the late W.T. Rice, of Farmville, Va. At the age of sixteen she was married to J.H. Whitehead of Prince Edward County, Va. Most of the fifty years of their married life was spent at their country home near Darlington Heights, Va.
He passed away about seven years ago. Mrs. Whitehead was the mother of a large family, and the best part of her life was spent in self-sacrifice and loving care for her children. Her remains were taken to Spring Creek Church, and after the funeral servies, conducted by Rev. Geo. Pankey, she was laid to rest beneath a canopy of flowers, in the prescence of a host of relatives and friends, she being one of the oldest members of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
She leaves four daughters, W.J. Whitehead, of Pamplin, Va.; Mrs. H.B. Cobb, of Pamplin, Va.; Mrs. B.F. Driskill, of Darlington Heights, Va.; Mrs. W.H. Parker, of Joyner, Va.; one sister, Miss M.V. Rice, of Farmville; one brother, H.H. Rice, of Richmond, besides 25 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Name of Deceased: Frances Barnes Whitley
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, VA, January 19-25, 2012.
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Frances Barnes Whitley, age 92, of Keysville, Va. passed away on Tuesday, January 17,2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Marvin Whitley Sr. Frances is survived by a son, Clinton Marvin Whitley Jr.; a daughter, Frances (Suzy) Whitley Amburn and her husband, Franklin; and a granddaughter, Whitley Elizabeth Amburn.
She was a graduate of Longwood University and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in the Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Meherrin, Va. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Eddie Gunnery Wilbun
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

EDDIE G. WILBUN
Eddie Gunnery Wilbun, 82, of Red House, Charlotte County, died Friday in a Marion Hospital. A retired farmer, he was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Charlotte County, where a funeral service was held at 3:30 pm. Monday.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Jack and Robert Wilbun, of Red House, and Archie Wilbun, of Richmond; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Collins, and Mrs. Gracie Bell, of Hopewell; Mrs. Addie Engelhart, of Sandston; Mrs. Sallie Adams, of Richmond, and Mrs. Dollie Taylor, of Urbanna; one brother, Acie Wilbun, of Nathalie; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Richard J. Wilburn
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday,
October 12, 1944.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Richard J. Wilburn Died Saturday, Oct. 7
Richard Johnson Wilburn, 66, died at his home near Brookneal Saturday.  He was born in Pittsylvania County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Wilburn.  He was a successful farmer, a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, and a member of Brookneal Staunton River Lodge A.F. and A.M.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Dickerson Wilburn; 10 children, Roger and Charles S. Wilburn of Appomattox; Clifton, John and Innis F. Wilburn, Portsmouth; Oliver C. and Carlton Wilburn, Arlington; Thomas H. Wilburn, Brookneal; Miss Betty Turner Wilburn, Red Oak, and Miss Cary Tillie Wilburn, Washington, and three brothers, Charles T. Wilburn, Saxe; A.B. Wilburn, Nathalie and E.B. Wilburn, Red House.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at Mount Carmel Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. J.F. White.  Masons conducted the committal service at the church cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Eunice Wilkins
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 18, 1927.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

We deeply sympathize with the family of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Wilkins in the death of their daughter Eunice, which occurred on December 21st, at her home near Reeses. Her remains were interred at New Hope.


Name of Deceased: Carlotta Hamersly Wilkinson
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 2, 1954
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Services For Mrs. Wilkinson
GREENVILLE--Mrs. Carlotta Hamersly Wilkinson, 62, died in Virginia Baptist Church in Lynchburg, at 7:20 o'clock Tuesday morning, August 24 after several months of illness.  Graveside services were held in Greenwood Cemetery here Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Surviving are a son, Ralph H. Wilkinson, Drakes Branch; a granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia H. Perkins and Mrs. Louise H. Thornton, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Frances M. Power of Miami, Fla.


Name of Deceased: Robert P. Wilkinson
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, July 12, 1951
Submitted by:  Bea King

Funeral Services For Robert P. Wilkinson

Robert Patrick Wilkinson, born December 27, 1888 in Halifax County, son of Robert Wade and Carrie Lewis Wilkinson, both deceased. He died on Saturday, July 7, 1951 at the age of 62.
Mr. Wilkinson had a heart ailment for some months, but death came suddenly on Saturday.
Funeral services were held at the Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  Services were conducted by Rev. C.H. Watts, pastor of the church.
Mr. Wilkinson lived in Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties for the past 27 years, he leaves to mourn his wife, Mrs. Claudie Toone Wilkinson.


Name of Deceased: Captain William C. Wilkinson
Newspaper:
The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, July 11, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

CAPT. W.C. WILKINSON DIED FROM OPERATION RICHMOND, VA. - Special
Captain William C. Wilkinson, widely known in the city and formerly a member of the police force and later employed in the office of the City Engineer, died last night at 9:18 o'clock at the Virginia Hospital. He had been suddenly stricken Thursday. He was operated on yesterday morning. Captain Wilkinson is survived by his widow and one sister, of this city.
He was born in Charlotte county April 2, 1840, being the son of Major William L. Wilkinson. He served during the Civil War and settled in Richmond at the close of the conflict.
Captain Wilkinson retired from active work about a year ago. He was a member of Temple Lodge, No. ? A.F. and A.M.; of the Washington Royal Arch Chapter, No. 9 and of Richmond Commandery, No. 2. He was a prominent member of the Masons, and at his death held the position of sentinel of the Grand Commandery of Knights-Templars of Virginia, tiler of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Virginia, and tiler of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M.


Name of Deceased:  Albert Henry Williams
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, August 20, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. A.H. WILLIAMS DEPARTS THIS LIFE
At his home at Phenix on Sunday afternoon, the life on earth of Mr. Albert Henry Williams came peacefully to a close after he had lived "By reason of his strength," beyond the allotted span of three score years and ten.  He had been confined to his home for the past eighteen months by the infirmities of age, and death came, without illness or pain to release the spirit for its eternal home.
This deceased was the son of the late William and Estelle Williams, of Lunenburg County, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Cabell Morton, Misses Ida and Sarah Williams, of Phenix, Mr. W.G., Williams, of Blacksburg.  He was preceded to the grave a few years ago by his wife, Mrs. Anne Berkley Williams.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Kenton Parker, of Phenix, assisted by Rev. L. Hunter Early, of Drakes Branch.  Interment was made at the Presbyterian cemetery at Charlotte Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. The following were pall bearers:
Hugh Andrews, L.P. Bailey, Jr., T.A. Tucker, W.L. Wells, J.E. Gilliam and S.O. Johnson.


Name of Deceased:  Alice Gregory Williams
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, February 29, 1940
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Alice Williams Dies In Richmond

Mrs. Alice Gregory Williams, widow of Thomas H. Williams, died Monday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Lewis Nalls of 3110 Grove Avenue, in Richmond following a long illness. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services, conducted by Dr. W.C. James, her former pastor, and Dr. Carlton S. Prickett, pastor of Grove Avenue Baptist Church at Richmond, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the grave in Hollywood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dr. Dean B Cole and R. Don Jones of Richmond, R. Flavius Gregory, Eppa Hunton Potts, Robert L. Wallace and John Cunningham of Chase City, Russell L. Nalls of Alexandria and William K. Taylor of Clarksville.
Mrs. Williams was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Flavius J. Gregory of Keysville and was connected prominently throughout Southside Virginia.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Nalls, she is survived by a son, Thomas H. Williams, principal of the Randolph Henry High School at Charlotte Court House; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. Raymond Williams; a grand-son, Walter Lewis Nalls Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Daniel Garland of Richmond and Mrs. Archibald Osborne Van Ness of New York; a brother, F. Hammett Gregory of New York and several nieces and nephews.


Name of Deceased: Mr. John Williams
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, April 4, 1907.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

ASPENWALL
A death angel entered the home of Mr. John Williams last Sunday morning, March 24, 1907, and claimed for its own his youngest son, John jr. He was 20 years old, and had been sick for about three years, but bore his suffering with a christian fortitude. He was an exemplary boy and to know him was to love him. His death was a happy change; just before he fell asleep he bade the entire household farewell and requested his mother to kiss him, and told her of his bright future and celestial home. A bud on earth is broken and a flower now blooms in yonder bright world. His remains were laid in Roanoke cemetary, of which church he was a member, where a large crowd of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute to him. The funeral services were appropriately conducted by Samuel Morton, an elder of the church. A profusion of flowers covered the grave.
How John, can we give you up,
But all must drink the bitter cup,
You now are freed from all earth's harms
Safely enclosed in Jesus arms.
We to the same dear Savior fly,
With Him to live with Him to die.
Then we shall meet again above,
Where tears are wiped away and all is love.
April 1, 1907 E T D


Name of Deceased: Mary B. Williams
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, July 12, 1951.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Mrs. Mary B. Williams, died at her home, RFD, Nathalie, Va.  Saturday morning July 7, 1951, after many months of illness, at the age of 83 years.  She is survived by Mrs. Maude F. Lacks, and James T. Meadows, both of Nathalie, whom she reared, and several nieces and great nieces, and nephews and great nephews, in Halifax and Charlotte Counties, Va. and also Person County, N.C.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from New Hope Methodist Church, near Reeses, Charlotte County, conducted by Rev. McKinney the pastor, with burial in the Church Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Samuel T. Williams
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA, Thursday, July 26, 1951.
Submitters Name:  Bea Adams King

Services Held For Samuel T. Williams

Samuel Thomas Williams, 63, died July 22, 1951, at McGuire's Hospital, Richmond.
Mr. Williams, a native of Charlotte County, was employed by the Highway Department.  He was the son of Isabel Donald Williams and Allen Beverly Williams.
A funeral service was held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, July 25, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, near Phenix, with interment in the church cemetery.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Colley Williams: two daughters, Elizabeth Wilhemina Williams and Patsy Winona Williams; two sons, North Linwood and Samuel Thomas Williams Jr., and two grandchildren, James Williams and Samuel Williams.
Services were conducted by Dr. John W. Rowe, Rev. George Harris and Rev. J.R. McKenney. Active pallbearers were Kenneth S. Colley, Forrest Colley, Rufust Allen, Thomas Williams, David Williams and "Boo" Locke.


Name of Deceased: Mrs. James Horton Willis
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, December 8, 1938
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MRS. JAMES HORTON WILLIS
Burial services for Mrs. James Horton Willis a former resident of Keysville were held at Ash Camp Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Willis who was in her 93rd year died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Carden of Phenix.
Rev. J.W. Bouldin and Rev. Harris conducted the services.  Mrs. Willis is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Carden of Phenix; one granddaughter, Miss Mary Willis of Ortega, Florida, and one grandson,James Willis of Ortega, Florida, and two great grandchildren.


Name of Deceased:  Vernie C. Wilmoth
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

WILMOTH
Vernie C. Wilmoth, age 88, of Chester, formerly of Chase City, Va., died October 2, 2000 in Chippenham Hospital.  He was the widower of Harriet Bailey Wilmoth; and the father of two daughters, Evelyn Willis of Chester, Va. and Norma Beasley and her husband, Jesse of Colonial Heights, Va.; grandson, Kevin Wilson and his wife, Kris of Chesterfield, Va.; granddaughter, Terri Meeks and her husband, Don of Wake Forest, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Brandy Wilson and Brant and Caitlin Meeks; and brother, Edward Wilmoth of Drakes Branch, Va.  He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Douglas Willis; parents, Archer and Minnie Copal Wilmoth; brothers, Lonnie, Paul and Elgic; and sisters, Alice Hendrix, Maude Daniel, Bessie Scott and Clara Hudson.  Remains rest at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, Va., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral services will be held at the Browning Funeral Home, Chapel, Wednesday at 11 a.m., with interment in the Salem Christian Church Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Va.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesterfield County Fire & Rescue, 9501 Chester Road, Richmond, Va. 23237 or the organization of your choice.


Name of Deceased: Addie Duffey Wilmouth
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Addie Duffey Wilmouth
Mrs. Addie Duffey Wilmouth, 90, widow of Joseph C. Wilmouth, died Monday, August 8, 1977 in a Richmond Nursing Home.
She is survived by two sons, Morgan R. Wilmouth, Farmville, and Charles H. Wilmouth of Richmond; eight daughters, Mrs. Bessie M. Saunders of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Alice W. Bryant and Mrs. Josephine Keen of Danville, Mrs. Pearl Moser of Portsmouth, Mrs. Lillian Hudson of West Point, Mrs. Florence Slayton of Richmond, Mrs. Eleanor Yancy of Oxford, N.C., and Mrs. Catherine Covington of Drakes Branch; 40 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in Drakes Branch Presbyterian Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Archie R. Wilmouth
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 17, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A.R. WILMOUTH
Funeral services for Archie R. Wilmouth of Keysville who died Friday, October 11, 1946 were held at the home of his son Paul, on Sunday October 13 at 2:30 P.M. Services were conducted by his pastor The Rev. Frank Blake of Phenix. Interment was in the family plot of the Drakes Branch Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Wilmouth was 69 years old and a successful farmer in this county. He is survived by the following children: Lonnie Wilmouth of Newport News; Paul and Vernie Wilmouth of Keysville; Edward Wilmouth, Mrs. A.E. Hendricks, Durham, N.C.; Mrs. Charlie Hudson and Mrs. Noman Scott of Saxe; Mrs. Garland Daniel of Drakes Branch.


Name of Deceased:  Catherine Ann Wilmouth
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Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Jul. 16, 1954
Departed on Nov. 16, 2013 and resided in Drakes Branch, VA.

Catherine Ann Wilmouth, age 59, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
She is survived by three children, Douglas R. Wilmouth, Jr., and wife Sherry, Blake M. Wilmouth, Angel L. Wilmouth and friend Jermaine; seven grandchildren, Hayley, Selena, Jeremiah, Jalen, Jermaine Jr., Alexis, and Taylor; two sisters, Carolyn Martin and Brenda Kay Thurston; three brothers, Russell Dale Hartley, Calvin Coleman Hartley, Jr., and Donnie Ray Hartley.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Trinity Gospel Church Cemetery in Drakes Branch, VA. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on Monday, November 18, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Clyde Harlen Wilmouth
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Clyde Harlen Wilmouth
Clyde Harlen Wilmouth, age 18, of Drakes Branch, died Friday, May 26, 1978. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Wilmouth of Drakes Branch; five brothers, Doug and Leslie Wilmouth, both of Chase City, Carroll Wilmouth of Keysville, Stanley and Melvin Wilmouth, both of Drakes Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Cook and Miss Carolyn Wilmouth, both of Drakes Branch; paternal grandfather, Hardy Wilmouth of Drakes Branch; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Seamster of Henderson, N.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, 1978 at 3 p.m. from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with interment in the family cemetery.


Name of Deceased: D. B. Wilmouth
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 26, 1939
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

FUNERAL OF D.B. WILMOUTH
Funeral services were held Monday, January 16, from the home near Clover, Halifax County, for D.B. Wilmouth, 66, who died after an illness of several years.  A native of Charlotte county, the son of Ashley N.and Maggie Harris Wilmouth, he moved to Halifax County at an early age.
On May 9, 1898, he married Miss Ida C. Noblin, who survives him with one daughter, Miss Edith Marie Wilmouth, of near Clover; three sons, J.T. Wilmoth of near Clover, C.W. Wilmoth of Newport News, R.A. Wilmoth of Farmville; one sister, Mrs. L.L. Fox of Winner, S.D., and one brother, Ernest L. Wilmoth of Wood, S.D.  Mr. Wilmoth was a member of Mount Laurel Church. The pastor, Rev. C.L. Stillwell, conducted the funeral.

NOTE: The difference in the spelling of Wilmouth, Wilmoth.  I checked everyone and that is how it was written.


Name of Deceased:  E. L. Wilmouth
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 22, 1925
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

MR. E.L. WILMOUTH DEAD
At his home near the brick yard, on Friday morning, Mr. E.L. Wilmouth died following an attack of acute indigestion.
The deceased is survived by a wife and two sons, one a boy of fourteen, the other only two or three years of age.
The funeral was held at Hebron church, conducted by Rev. J.S. Watt. Interment was made at the burying ground there.


Name of Deceased: Joseph C. Wilmouth
The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964
Submitted by:  Bea Adams King

J.C. Wilmouth Buried Sunday
Joseph C. Wilmouth, 83, of Drakes Branch died Friday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie D. Wilmouth; eight daughters Mrs. Eleanor Yancey of Oxford, N.C., Mrs. Lillian Hudson of West Point, Mrs. Alice Pruitt and Mrs. Josephine Keen, both of Danville, Mrs. Pearl Moser of Portsmouth, Mrs. Bessie Saunders of Baltimore, Mrs. Florence Slayton of Richmond and Mrs. Catherine Covington of Drakes Branch; three sons, Charles Wilmouth of Richmond, Bryan Wilmouth of Drakes Branch and Morgan Wilmouth of Farmville; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Wetzel of Ohio; 43 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, with burial in Drakes Branch Cemetery.


Name of Deceased:  Katherine Martin Wilmouth
Source: Wood Funeral Service
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Katherine Martin Wilmouth, 51, of Drakes Branch, died October 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Martin and brother, David Martin, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Hurley B. Wilmouth, Sr., daughter, Chrisie M. Martin of Saxe, father, David "Toby" Martin of Wylliesburg, sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Steve Guthrie of Chase City, brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Lois Martin of Buffalo Jct., step-son, H. B. Wilmouth, Jr. of Drakes Branch, grandson, Landon Griles. The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 Thursday evening at Wood Funeral Service. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilmouth Family Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.woodfuneralservice.com


Name of Deceased:  Robert Ramsey “Bud” Wilmouth
Source:  Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Born on Mar. 8, 1942
Departed on Feb. 18, 2015 and resided in Keysville, VA.

Robert (Bud) Ramsey Wilmouth, age 72, of Keysville, VA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.
Bud is survived by his wife, Brenda Harris Wilmouth, of Keysville, VA; three sons, Robert Ramsey Wilmouth Jr. of Beaverdam, VA (Stephanie), David Michael Wilmouth of Somerville, MA (Joy), Brett Daniel Wilmouth of Keysville, VA (Jennie); two sisters, Joyce Wilmouth Fulcher of Farmville, VA (Henry), Ann Wilmouth Seamster of Phenix, VA (Joe); eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; two nephews; two nieces and two great nieces.
Bud was born on March 8th, 1942 in Charlotte County, VA to Clarence Ramsey Wilmouth and Creola Pennell Wilmouth. He graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 1960. He worked as an Agricultural Research Supervisor for Virginia Tech initially stationed in Charlotte Court House, VA and then in Blackstone, VA for a total of 40 years. Bud and Brenda were married on April 5th, 1969 and enjoyed 45 years of marriage.
Bud was an active member of Eureka Baptist Church in Keysville, VA serving as a deacon for 53 years. He was an active member of the Charlotte Ruritan Club for many years. He worked as a volunteer for the Charlotte County Meals-on-Wheels program since its inception. He and his wife Brenda went on disaster relief Missions trips to help others in their time of need. 
Bud loved many things in life: his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his wife and family, his church and his community. He enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that comes from hard work. He loved farming, fishing and vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC and Topsail Beach, NC. Bud truly loved the people in his life and always put the needs / wants of others before his own. He was a positive influence on everyone with whom he came in contact.
Family visitation will be held at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA from 6pm – 8pm on Friday, February 20th, 2015. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at Eureka Baptist Church in Keysville, VA. A reception will follow at the Community Building adjacent to the church. All are welcome to attend. Aubrey Heath will officiate the ceremony. Due to weather conditions, there will be no graveside portion (the entire service will be inside). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charlotte County Meals-on-Wheels program. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased: Steven Earl Williams
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Rites Held For Steven Earl Williams
Steven Earl Williams, age 18, of Drakes Branch, died Friday, May 26, 1978. He is survived by his wife Kate Martin Williams; his father, Earl D. Williams of Green Bay; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Williams, Sr. of Green Bay; two brothers, Lonnie and Bruce Williams, both of Drakes Branch; his uncle Sterling Hazelwood of Drakes Branch.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, 1978 at 5 p.m. from the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville with interment in Clover Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: William Thomas Williamson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 11, 1928
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: W.T. WILLIAMSON IS FATALLY INJURED
At Beaver Dam, Va., October 5th, William Thomas Williamson, 23 died as the result of his injuries received in an automobile accident Friday around 2 P.M. He stepped from the Montpelier School bus he was driving and a car driven by F.C. Garrett, of Elizabeth City, N.C., struck him in the temple, killing him instantly.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Williamson, Beaver Dam; three brothers, Henry A., John L., and Everett Williamson; five sisters, Mrs. E.B. Jones, Formosa; Mrs. F.E. Collins and Mrs. R.E. DeForrest, Richmond; Mrs. J.T. Thompson, Beaver Dam and Mrs. S.T. Priddy, Ashland, VA.
The deceased was well known in the counties of Charlotte and Hanover, having been born near Wylliesburg, and lived there until a few years ago, when he moved to Beaver Dam, Hanover county. Burial services were held at home and he was laid to rest in the Oak Lawn cemetery, Ashland, Va.


Name of Deceased: Betty Moore Wilson
Newspaper: The Southside Messenger, Keysville, VA., February 9-15, 2012.

Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Betty Moore Wilson, age 71, of Chase City, Va., passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012. She is survived by her husband H. Maynard Wilson; three children, Linda Lawson and her husband, Donald, Annette Simpson and her husband, Johnny, and David Wilson; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Clark, and Susie Lenhart; and one brother, Leroy Moore. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild and four siblings.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 4,2012, in the Easters United Methodist Church, Boydton, Va., with interment in the Rutledge Family Cemetery, Saxe, Va.
The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Easters United Methodist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.


Name of Deceased:  Hugh Maynard Wilson
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home Website
Submitted By:  Donald R. McKinney

Hugh Maynard Wilson, age 77, of Chase city, VA, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was the widower of Betty Moore Wilson. Maynard was the son of the late William and Effie Wilson. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Lawson and husband, Donald, Annette Simpson; a son, David Wilson; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Wilson and Thelma, Bernard Wilson and Polly; and one sister, Frances Royster and C. W.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 in the Easters United Methodist Church, Boydton, VA, with interment to follow in the Rutledge Family Cemetery, Saxe, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Easters United Methodist Church, Boydton, VA.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Mary Goff Wilson
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, January 6, 1966.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

RITES HELD FOR MRS. MARY WILSON
Mrs. Mary Goff Wilson, 79, widow of Monroe Wilson, died Friday, Dec. 31. Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Stuart W. Tuggle of Keysville; two sons, Robert H. Wilson of Richmond and John G. Wilson of Pennsauken, N.J. and a sister, Miss Ellen W. Goff of Richmond. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Daughter of J. H. Wingo
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, 
Thursday, May 21, 1874.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

We understand that a daughter of J. H. Wingo, died on Sunday evening last. She has suffered from disease contracted last fall.


Name of Deceased:  John F. Wingo
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA,
Thursday, July 18, 1946.
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

JOHN F. WINGO
John F. Wingo, 69, died Monday, July 16, at the Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida. Mr. Wingo was born July 22, 1876, in Drakes Branch. He spent most of his life here at his home Iredell Plantation. He moved to Florida 16 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Vaughan Wingo; one sister, Miss Louise Wingo; two brothers, W.H. Wingo, of Drakes Branch, and C.M. Wingo of Dilwynn. Burial will be held today, July 18, in Florida.


Name of Deceased: Mabel Spindler Wingo
Newspaper: The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 27, 1955
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: MRS. G.L. WINGO WILL BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY
Mrs. Mabel Spindler Wingo died Wednesday, January 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Sydnor, of Mannboro, Va. Mrs. Wingo was a native of Drakes Branch, and made her home here all of her life except for the last few years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 30, at 2:00 P.M. at the Drakes Branch Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, G.L. Wingo, one son and nine daughters.


Name of Deceased: Bettie L. Womack
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, May 25, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. WORMACK
Our community and church suffered a great shock as well as an irreparable loss in the sudden death of our beloved sister and friend, Mrs. Bettie L. Wormack who died at her home early Friday morning, May 19, 1933 at Abilene in the 69th year of her age.  Mrs. Wormack had been in her usual health, apparently, no one suspected any illness. She was a busy woman and perhaps a bit more busy than usual of late.  She looked after her garden, flower yard and chickens, besides her usual housework and visiting her sick neighbors.  She was an active charter member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at Abilene.  A faithful worker in all the organizations of her church and a liberal giver to all the organizations of her church and a liberal giver to all the causes of God and righteousness.  She is survived by two brothers, Mr. Joe Covington of Madisonville and Mr. Luther Covington of Meherrin; also by large numbers of nephews and nieces.  All who knew her loved her.  Those who knew her best loved her most.
In the midst of a life that was filled with good works and a beautiful deeds, death has found a shining mark.  May her mantle fall upon active, willing shoulders.  Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. G.A. Harris and attended by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Her body was tenderly laid to rest at Mt. Nebo Cemetery near the grave of her husband who died 17 years ago, and a sister Mrs.Sadie Covington  who died last Thanksgiving Day.
The elaborate floral display was most beautiful, under clear skies nature's beauty to the month of May.  To her family is extended deepest sympathy with the prayer that God's richest blessings may abide with and comfort them in this, their sore bereavement.
The golden gates were open
A gentle voice said, 'Come,'
Then with farewell unspoken
She calmly entered home.
Abilene, May 22, 1933
ONE WHO LOVED HER.


Name of Deceased: Isaiah Wood
Newspaper: The Southsidee Messenger, Keysville, VA, June 21 - 27, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Mr. Isaiah Wood, age 62, of Saxe, Va. entered eternal rest Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Wood was born in Charlotte County, Va., December 31, 1950 to the late James Wood and Blanche Wilson Wood. He attended the schools of Charlotte County and was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Red Oak, Va. Cherishing his memory are his mother, Blanche Wilson Wood of Saxe; seven sisters, Gracie Pulliam (George) and Arlene Redd of Keysville, Va., Beulah Wood of Wylliesburg, Va., Sandra Hughes and Hazel Harris (Lorenzo, Jr.) all of Saxe, Mahelia Smith (Jerry) of Chase City, Va. and Joyce Wood of Maryland; two brothers, Irvin Wood of Brooklyn, NY and James E. Wood (Bernice) of Newark, NJ; and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Isaiah Wood will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Red Oak with Rev. Dr. James E. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing for Mr. Wood will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, Va.


Name of Deceased: W. B. Wood
Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 8, 1933
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

W.B. WOOD DIED IN RICHMOND TUESDAY
W.B. Wood, of Keysville, died in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Richmond Tuesday morning, June 6th.  Mr. Wood entered the hospital for treatment about a month ago.  His condition was thought to be improving.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis Tuesday morning and died suddenly.  His death was a shock and surprise to his family and friends.  He was 65 years of age.
Interment was made in the family burying ground near Ontario yesterday, Wednesday. at 4 o'clock.
The deceased is survived by his widow and two daughters, Misses Evelyn Wood of Richmond and Miss Katherine Wood of Keysville; one sister, Mrs. Fannie M. Chappell of Richmond and one brother, R.K. Wood of Texas.


Name of Deceased:  Frances Lee Worley
Source:  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Birth date: July 24, 1931
Death date: April 11, 2014 
Obituary:
Frances Lee Worley, (aka Fannie Lee Whirley) age 82, formerly of Keysville, VA. passed away at The Woodland in Farmville on April 11, 2014. She was born on July 24, 1931 and grew up in Keysville, the daughter of Jake A. and Martha F. Whirley. She spent 43 years in U.S. Government service, having lived in Atlanta, GA for 33 years, before moving to The Woodland in Farmville in 2012 because of declining health. Miss Worley is survived by 4 sisters; Patricia Wright (Shelton) of Farmville, Louise Cawthorne (Marion) of Victoria, Mary Jane Johnson (Worth) of Farmville and Elizabeth Bryan (Kenneth) of Baltimore, MD, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Marvin A. Whirley of Blackstone and John H. Whirley of Newport News. Miss Worley devoted her entire life to serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and was a faithful member of The Family Life Church of Sewanee, GA., which she attended until health problems prevented. Special thanks are extended to her faithful Pastor, Derek Watson. The family will receive friends at the Puckett Funeral Home starting at 3:00PMwith a funeral service in the chapel at 4:00PM. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, VA. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com


Name of Deceased: Doris Mae Bradley Wright
Newspaper: The Southsidee Messenger, Keysville, VA, May 10 - 16, 2012
Submitters Name: Donald R. McKinney

Doris Mae Bradley Wright, age 85, of Randolph, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Bradley and Vera Clemmie Holleran. She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Tillman B. Wright, Sr., three daughters, Jeannie Norris and her husband, Bruce; Jackie Jordan and her husband, Jay; and Janet Martin and her husband, Ken; one son, T. Berkley Wright Jr. and his wife, Julia; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of the arrangements.