Mr. Gene Aubrey Morris, age 79, of South Hill, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in McGuire’s Veteran’s Hospital in Richmond. He was a U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran, a former heavy machinery mechanic, retired from Hyponex and was currently employed at Boyd Honda.
Mr. Edward E. “Eppie” Furr, age 82, died Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Kendall Gee, 56, of Beaufort, South Carolina, passed away on May 26, 2015.
Cornelius Tisdale, Jr. son of Evangelist Fannie Crenshaw Tisdale and the late Rev. Cornelius L. Tisdale was born March 1, 1950 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia and departed this life May 23, 2015 at his residence, South Hill, VA.
Bertha G. Hatley Douglas departed this life on Monday, May 18, 2015 at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. She was born May 11, 1940 to the late Rastus Sr. and Louise Terry Hatley in Durham, North Carolina.
Ruby Missouri Sanders Lenhart, 89, of Chase City, Virginia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. She was born on January 26, 1926 in Bostic, North Carolina to the late Casa Byanker Sanders and the late Missouri Sane Sanders.
John Michael Coker, 52, of Columbia, S.C. passed away May 20, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee. He was born on December 7, 1962 in Allendale, South Carolina to Truma (Rook) Coker and the late Harry Coker. John was an energetic, compassionate and outgoing person. He was very strong in his Christian faith and had a unique ability to connect with the people around him. A kind soul, he was selfless to a fault. A graduate of Lower Richland High School High School and Wingate College, he was an outstanding student and an amazing athlete. He played football in high school and college. He maintained his fitness even later in life by continuing in bodybuilding. After college, John spent a career working as a Regional HR director for Community Health Systems. He was tasked with the careful management and oversight of new and existing programs. John most loved his family. He loved his mother’s cooking, and would make sure he was near during all the Christmases, Thanksgivings, and any opportunity the family could be together. John’s kindness to everyone he met was a gift from God. He truly will be missed by all that knew him.
Mr. Walter Van Sykes, Jr., age 60, of Brodnax died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was the owner and operator of V.J. Sykes Enterprises, a landscaping business.
Rev. Marvin Wayne Clipp, 78, died on May 16, 2015. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the son of Basil R. and Ruth Clipp. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Christensen.
Mr. Roy Glenn Creedle, age 56 of Baskerville, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in a Richmond hospital. He was a former employee of R.B.P. Construction Company and is survived by two daughters Crystal Tollerson of Baskerville and Angel Creedle of Union Level, his sister Sarah Higgs-Juarez of Boydton and two granddaughters.
Gracie J. Walker was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, on November 22, 1937, and entered into rest and peace on Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Alice Tisdale Jones.
Mr. Jonnie Wrey, age 68, of South Hill died Tuesday May 12, 2015 at his residence. He was an Army combat veteran during the Vietnam War and a Corrections officer at the Greensville Correctional Center in Emporia, VA.
Mr. Jeff Edward Grant, age 54, of La Crosse, died Monday March 16, 2015 in VCU Medical Center. He was a twenty-year veteran of the United States Navy who served during the first Gulf War and the receiving manager for American Buildings.
Mrs. Beverly Elaine Seckens, age 84 of Bracey, died Saturday, May 9, 2015. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jean Foy (Skip) and Mary Ann Hatch all of Bracey; two sons, Mont Victor Seckens (Sharon) of Port Republic, Md., and Michael William Seckens (Tammy) of Baltimore. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Mrs. Seckens was preceded in death by her husband, Mont William Seckens and son, Andrew Joseph Seckens.
Wayne Gregory Sweet, 69, of Brodnax, Va., died May 2, 2015, in Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Charlotte Marie Gittman Parks, age 58, of Jackson, North Carolina, died Thursday April 30, 2015. She was a nurse.
Mr. Richard Edison Robertson, age 80 of South Hill, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Robertson was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran and charter member of the Buckhorn Fire Department.
Helen Selene Jones Jiggetts, daughter of the late Reps Irving Jones and the late Nannie Alice Jones, was born June 6, 1925. She departed this life on April 26, 2015 at her residence.
Mr. Floyd Mason Dickinson, Jr., 72, of Skipwith, Va., formerly of Richmond, Va., and a native of Red Oak, Va., died on April 28, 2015, at Sentra Halifax Regional Hospital, after suffering from an extended illness. He was born to Floyd Mason Dickinson and Bessie Florence Cooper Dickinson on August 15, 1942. Mr. Dickinson was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church in Red Oak. Floyd was the President for the Randolph Henry Class of 1960. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1964 and from Wake Forest Law School in 1972. After graduating he remained an avid VT supporter and was committed to never missing a televised Hokies football game. His entire career was spent as an examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, eventually serving as the head examiner of the Trust Department. He also kept his membership current in the Virginia Bar Association.
Mrs. Alma Shelby Dean Crowder Lawson, often known as “Deanie”, died Wednesday, April 29 at the age of 78. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas Crowder and Sarah Estelle Morgan Crowder and is survived by two daughters, Sharon Lawson Bain (C. Ridley) of Lawrenceville and Connie Lynn Lawson-Williams (Ross) of Goldsboro, N.C.; two sons, Robert Thomas “Jack” Lawson of LaGrange, N.C. and Dean Ford Lawson of Goldsboro, N.C. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Margaret Rachel Manning Wright, Morgan Leigh Manning, Amber Lynn Cook, and Cory Thomas Lawson; one great grandchild, Kate Wright; one brother, Dr. Richard T. Crowder (Margaret) of South Hill and two sisters, Nancy C. Yeary (Harold) of Richmond and Linda C. McLellan (Archie) of South Hill.
Mr. Glenn Thomas Martin, age 66, of Baskerville died Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
William Boyd Wilson, 83, born on June 11, 1931, in Palmer Springs, Virginia passed away peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2015, at home, with his wife, Joyce A. Wilson, at his bedside. Born and raised on a tobacco farm in Palmer Springs, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked at Lockheed Aircraft for 2 years before returning home to his passion—farming. Besides being a tobacco farmer, he raised cotton, cucumbers, wheat and other grain crops. He was a charter member of Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department serving as Chief for many years. He served as Superintendent of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, that he helped rebuild before joining the service. He served on the Board of Directors of Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau and was a member of the American Legion of South Hill. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bessie Wilson, and his grandson, Wilson Tharrington.
Mr. Franklin Lynn Smith, age 46, of South Hill, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at his residence. He was a former Deputy Sheriff with Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department, a butcher in the meat department at the former Winn-Dixie of South Hill, president of the 1988 Park View Senior High School class, vice president of the PVSHS student council, played track and football also at Park View and attended Southside Virginia Community College in the Criminal Justice curriculum.
Mrs. Bonnie Morris White, 62, of Baskerville, died Monday, April 27, 2015. She was the co-owner and operator with her husband of S & B Donuts, Inc. in South Hill.
Eternal peace and freedom of pain, Saint William Walker entered God’s arms on Friday, April 24, 2015 in Warfield, Virginia.
Mrs. Gladys Gwaltney Cliborne, age 87 of South Hill, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in VCU/Community Memorial Hospital. She was a retired seamstress with twenty-two years of service with the former La Crosse Sportswear and the widow of Robert D. “R.D.” Cliborne. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A life member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher and WMU president for 59 years.
Dr. John Cornelius Baskerville, Sr., 74, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, died April 9, 2015. John Cornelius “Johnny” Baskerville was born on September 4, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland to Fred Douglas and Lumia Cumbo Baskerville.
Mr. Cleveland E. Hall, age 92 of South Hill, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Annemarie S. Hall of the home; a son, Robert “Bobby” Hall; two daughters, Patricia Franklin (Greg) and Pamela H. Yager (Rick). Also surviving are three grandchildren, David Bruce, Tyler Yager and Cameron Yager.
Andrew N. Boney, 86, of South Hill, Va. passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was born April 8, 1928 in Isle of Wright, Va. to the late Dewey and Florence Boney.
Mrs. Maxine Wells Robinson, age 84, of South Hill, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015. She is survived by her husband Joseph Charles Robinson; a son, David (Anna) of Chesterfield, VA; a daughter, Frances R. Gray of Riverview, FL and a sister, Betty Lou Shell of South Hill. Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her parents, Henry S. and Mary Frances Wells, two brothers, John Henry Wells & James “Jimmy” Wells and one sister, Mary Dennis Wells.
Mr. George Edward Martin, age 80, of South Hill, died Tuesday April 14, 2015 in VCU Community Memorial Hospital. He was a long time self-employed contractor.
Mr. Johnny Dale Medlin, age 62, of Kenbridge and formerly of La Crosse, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his residence. He was a retired truck driver for Virginia Dude Trucking of Baskerville and a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran.
Alfred Emanuel Simon, Sr. was born to John and Clarice Simon on January 11, 1929 at Bellavue Hospital in New York City.
Mr. Glenn Wayne Wilson, age 60 of La Crosse, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence. He was a Truck Driver for Vulcan Materials Company. He is survived by his wife Nancy J. Crowder, a son Glen W. Wilson, Jr. of South Hill; three daughters: Janet K. Austin, Samantha W. Coleman (Mike) and Nantessa C. Troop (Rob) all of South Hill; two sisters: Shirley Reese (Maynard) of La Crosse and Lynda Bobbitt (Eddie) of Palmer Springs; two brothers: Robert Wilson (Louise) and Thomas Wilson (Linda) all of South Hill; five grandchildren: Savannah, Tiffany, and Brian Austin, Naveah and Kayla Coleman. Besides his parents Lee and Gertie Wilson, he was also predeceased by a sister, Nellie W. Upton and a brother, Allen Wilson.
Mrs. Patsy Thompson Clark, age 66, of La Crosse died Sunday April 5, 2015 at her residence. She was the widow of Gerald W. Clark and an employee of BGF until her recent retirement.
Mr. Garland Robert Crute, Jr., age 76, departed this life February 16, 2015 in Newark, N. J.
Ms. Alice Marie Bagley, daughter of the late Edward and Sallie Jiggetts Bagley was born December 9, 1949 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia and departed this life suddenly at MCV Hospital, Richmond, VA. She was also preceded in death by her siblings - Willis and Judson Bagley and Rosa Howell Bagley.
Robert Sterling Peebles, Sr., age 64, of Lawrenceville, Va. passed away April 4, 2015. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Marie Peebles and his brother, James Peebles.
Mr. Charles Everette Vaughan, Jr., 51, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and formerly of South Hill, passed away on March 28, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Loretta Vaughan, son Brandon, daughter Ashley, brother Derrick, sister-in-law Michelle and nieces Lauren and Madison. He is also survived by his companion Rene Boone.
Mr. Richard B. “Rick” Crafton, age 72 of Crooked Creek Farm, South Hill, VA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was born March 30, 1942 to Stephen Harold Crafton and Ellen Bayne Crafton. He was predeceased by his parents and two infant siblings, Cecil Crafton and Geraldine Crafton.
Mrs. Anne Marie Allgood Parrish, age 57, of Brodnax, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 in VCU/Community Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Nancy Sue Kikta, age 69 of Bracey VA, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was dearly loved by her family and friends, who she touched in her unique caring way.
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Chase City Health & Rehab Center, Chase City, Virginia, the angels softly whispered come Ola, come get some much needed rest. Ola Elizabeth Taylor Alexander was born on April 20, 1932 to the late Herbert and Pearlie Taylor in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
Walter Edward Bruce was born in Brunswick County, Virginia on June 17, 1925 to the late Walter Alexander Bruce and Lacie Penn Bruce. He traveled to his heavenly home on March 28, 2015 at the VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia.
Mr. Gerald Thomas Wilson, age 76, of South Hill, died Sunday March 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Myrtle Wilson of the home; a daughter Rayna Wilson Adams of Macon, N.C.; and sons, William Andrew Wilson of Grover, N. C. and Curtis Glen Wilson. Also surviving is a brother, James Lee Wilson of Fancy Gap, Va.; a sister Loretta Lou Dodrill of Rocky Mount, N.C. and two grandchildren, Brook Nicole Adams and Courtney Paige Adams Fussell. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, James Wells Wilson and Virginia B. Wilson and his sister, Martha JoAnne Kenner.
Mrs. Bernice T. Penick, 71, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. died Saturday March 8, 2015. Bernice was born August 21, 1943 in Chase City, Va. She was the daughter of Darold and Emma Thomas and is survived by her husband, Ralph “Allen” also of Port St. Lucie, son and daughter-in-law, Darold and Carrie of Baltimore, Md., and daughter and son-in-law Tom and Darlene of Warrenton, Va. She is also survived by her grandchildren T.J., Connor, Sydney and Allana.
Mrs. Mary Frances McMurray McLean, age 75, of Bracey, Va. , died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in VCU/Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill, Va. She was a former bookkeeper at the J. E. Rice Insurance Co., of Dunkirk, Md.
Deacon John Eddie Smith, age 94, son of the late Lewis Smith and Willie Belle Miller-Smith, was born August 20, 1920 in Mecklenburg County and departed this life March 14, 2015 at his residence South Hill.
Mr. Michael Bedford Seamans, age 62, of South Hill, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at his residence. He was a weight enforcement officer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.