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2018-12-31

Sarah Edwards Wrenn

Sarah E. Wrenn passed from this life on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the age of 94 years old.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Jane Edwards, her sister Catherine Dunn (Spouse: Robert Dunn, Jr.), her sister Paxina Edwards (Spouse: R.G. Edwards, Jr.), her brother George Edwards (Spouse: Mary Edwards), and her brothers Phillip Edwards and P.B. Edwards.

After graduating from high school, Sarah was employed as an agent for the Virginian Railroad for about one year, before marrying J. Reid Wrenn of Emporia, to whom she was married for seventy three years.

Sarah was very interested in furniture restoration and antiques.  She loved to sew, cook, garden and travel, especially to visit family.

Sarah leaves behind one son, James R. Wrenn, Jr., (Spouse: Karen Wrenn), and one daughter, Rebecca Wrenn Adam, (Spouse: Michael Adam).  Sarah also leaves behind three grandsons:  Brian Wrenn (Spouse Adriana Wrenn and great-granddaughter Maria Wrenn), as well as grandsons Elliott Wrenn and Ryan Adam.

Visitation will be held at Echols Funeral Home at 806 Brunswick Avenue, Emporia, VA on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

A funeral service will be held at the Echols Chapel on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm, with burial to follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery located on U.S. highway 301 South, also in Emporia.

Following the burial, friends and relatives will be welcomed at the Wrenn home at 426 Laurel Street, Emporia, VA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.echolsfuneralhome.com

William Stuart Howell

William Stuart Howell, 75, of Emporia, VA, died December 27, 2018, at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Howell, was born in Radford, VA, and worked with Nationwide Insurance Company for forty-eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Teen Quesenberry Howell and numerous friends. Howell was a former member of the Emporia Jaycees and Emporia/Greensville Rescue Squad. He served as a board member of the Emporia/Greensville Chamber Of Commerce since the early 70’s and also served as Treasurer. In 2012, Howell was awarded the Eugene H. Bloom Lifetime Achievement Award.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Echols Funeral Home, at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 3, 2019, with Rev. Rick Franklin officiating. The family will receive at the funeral home following the service.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad or to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Irene Mitchell Phillips

Irene Mitchell Phillips, 79, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Neal Phillips; one son, Randy Lynn Phillips and a brother, Parker Mitchell, Jr.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by herson, Kevin Phillips (Sherry); grandson, Justin Neal Phillips; sister, Betty M. Prince (Raymond); brother, Roy Lee Mitchell (Martha Jane); sister-in-law, Lilly Ruth Mitchell and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

"Time to Change"

Whatever happened to the many days
that constitute a year
I know some are surely missing
for soon a new ones here.
 
I put away my resolutions list
a good long while ago
now just where I did put it
I really do not know.
 
Now I started many things for sure
and I finished one or two
yet guessing now what was on the list
I don’t think that I could do.
 
I’m told this is a good thing
but you have to do it right
yes and for me I think it would be best
to hold the list in one hand quite tight.
 
Well there is no cause to worry
for these things won’t go away
I only hope after my travel and hunting
that I’ll find me another free day.
 
Happy New Year to one and all.
 
                         Roy E. Schepp
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