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William W. “Billy” Dickens

William W. “Billy” Dickens, 74, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born April 26, 1943, a son of the late Warren and Marie Dickens and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Jo Dickens.

He is survived by his son, William S. “Shelley” Dickens and fiance’ Jeanna; three grandchildren, William J. “Joey” Dickens (Alexis), Taylor R. Dickens (Joshua) and Christian B. Dickens; two great-grandchildren, Joshua A. Moore, Jr. “L.J.” and Bruce S. Moore; two sisters, Gayle D. Gilliland (Deb) and Myrtice D. Pinelli (Tony) and a brother, Joseph Alston “Joe” Dickens (Tina); and a devoted former daughter-in-law, Tammy H. Dickens (Johnnie).

Billy was and is still our hero and remains the strongest man we ever knew. The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and nurses of the ICU and CLC at McGuire VA Medical Center for their compassionate care and concern for Billy and his family.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16.

Interment with military honors will follow 3 p.m. at Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd, Amelia, Virginia.

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

ALICE SMITH BIVENS

Alice Smith Bivens, age 81, of Emporia, VA, died Monday, November 13, 2017, at Dunlop House Assisted Living and Memory Center, Colonial Heights, VA.

Mrs. Bivens, was born in Greensville County, VA the daughter of the late Pender Lee Smith, Sr. and Virginia Harrell Smith; she was pre-deceased by two sons, Mike Lee and Joe Bivens.   She was a devoted mother and homemaker.

Surviving are: Her husband Billy Joe Bivens; two daughters, Pat B. Clary and her husband Wilson of Emporia, VA and Amy Pollard Lifsey of Roanoke Rapids, NC; A brother Alfred Smith and his wife Christine of Emporia, VA; 4 grandchildren, Heather Lifsey Barnes of Lucama, NC, Katie Clary Richardson of Gasburg, VA, Kelly Clary of Emporia, VA, Kendall Clary of Sutherland, VA; three great grandchildren, Ryan Barnes and Ben Barnes both of Lucama, NC and Kenzie Clary of Emporia, VA.

Graveside services will be held in Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia, VA, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 2:00PM, with Rev, Rick Ragan officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center St., Suite 102, Norfolk, Va. 23502.

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

Maggie Leonard Lewis

Maggie Leonard Lewis, 88, of Stony Creek, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of H. Garnett Lewis and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Lewis Rideout. She is survived by her son, H. G. Lewis, III and wife, Kay; son-in-law, David Rideout and wife, Helen; five grandchildren, Jamie Lewis and wife, Brandy, Chuckie Lewis, Katie Poarch and husband, Doug, Kevin Rideout and wife, Shannon and Louise Brucato and husband, Joe; nine great-grandchildren, Taylor Gill, Carter Lewis, Austin Lewis, Grace Lewis, Kaitlyn Poarch, Makenna Poarch, Kelsey Rideout, Luca Brucato and Martha Brucato; a brother, John Leonard and wife, Ruby of Disputanta; a sister, Betsy Critz of Richmond; devoted brother-in-law, Roy Lewis, Sr. and a number of devoted nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 12 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 13. Interment will follow at Lewis Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sappony Baptist Church, 9183 Huske Rd., Stony Creek, Virginia 23882. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Stuart J. Barnes

Stuart J. Barnes, 60, of Emporia, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.  

Herman R. Kitchen, Jr., “Willie”

Herman R. Kitchen, Jr., “Willie”, 55, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2017. He was a son of the late Herman and Elizabeth Kitchen. He is survived by his spouse, Kenneth Eanes; two daughters, Sara Chappell Myrick and Melissa Kitchen; four grandchildren; two brothers, Owen Kitchen and wife, Brenda and Calvin “Peanut” Kitchen; a sister, Juanita Kitchen and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, November 6 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt where the family will receive friends prior to the service 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com

Mr. James Warren “Jimmie” Webb

Mr. James Warren “Jimmie” Webb, a longtime resident of Emporia, died Saturday at his home. He was 79. A U.S. Navy veteran, Jimmie was born in Greensville County to the late Shelton Short Webb Sr. and Anita Crane Webb. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sons, Jonathan W. Webb and Gregory W. Webb. Jimmie was beloved by his neighbors for his kindness and a friend to many in Emporia.

He is survived by his daughter Rose Webb Lee and her husband Southgate Lee Jr.  Of Capron, sister Elsie Meade Webb of Emporia, his brother S.S. “Biddy” Webb Jr. of Suffolk, granddaughter Amanda Lee Campbell and great granddaughter Catherine Alexis Jones, both of South Carolina.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 A.M. at Emporia Cemetery with Pastor Rachel Plemmons officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 31 at Echols Funeral and Cremation Service from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Online condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Carolyn E. Lifsey

Carolyn E. Lifsey, formerly of Petersburg, Va, died on October 1, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was 90 years old. Carolyn was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1927. She was the fourth of five children born to Roy and Estelle Lifsey and lived in Zebulon, GA for most of her childhood.

She moved with her family to Blackstone, VA in 1944. As a young adult, she got a job as a telephone operator at the local telephone office. She relocated to Emporia, VA and became a member of Monumental United Methodist Church. 

In 1957, she was offered a job as a telephone operator at Ft Lee, VA. To be able to accept that job, she had to buy a car and learn how to drive within a week’s time. She retired from Ft Lee after 30 years as a telephone operator and a member the civil service.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothea Thomason of Dallas, TX, her sister-in-law, Estelle Lifsey of Emporia, VA; 8 nieces and nephews;11 great nieces and nephews, and 7 great great nieces and nephews. Graveside Service: November 4, 2017 11:00am at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia, VA with Pastor Rachel Plemmons officiating. 

Condolences may be sent to echolsfuneralhome.com.

Robert E. “Bob” Croak

Robert E. “Bob” Croak, 65, of Capron, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. He retired from Southampton County as a supervisor in the wastewater treatment department. He began his 43 year career starting in Lockhaven, PA. and had served a number of commercial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

Mr. Croak is survived by a daughter, Ashley Dawn Croak Jones and husband, James Michael Jones; son, Justin “Jake” Croak and wife, Anna Simmons Croak; grandchildren, Robert Michael Jones, Hunter Levi Jones, Sarah Ann Jones, Elizabeth “Libby” Croak and Justin Tyler Croak; great-grandson, Justin James Croak; his mother, Lorraine Ellen Croak; sister, Debra Carol McCulley, brothers, Jeffrey Croak and wife, Joy and Randy Croak and wife, Kim and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, November 3 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Drewryville Volunteer Fire Department.

Matilda Shimko “Tillie” Phillips

Matilda Shimko “Tillie” Phillips, 93, of Emporia; widow of Peter Y. Phillips, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Shimko and was also preceded in death by two brothers, John A. Shimko and wife, Minnie and William Shimko.

 She is survived by her daughter, Mary Alice Okerlund and husband, Tom; her son, Buddy Phillips and wife, Joy; grandson, Peter Christopher Owen; two granddaughters, Abigail Joy Phillips and Rachel Elaine Phillips; great-grandson, Peter Christopher “P.J.” Owen, Jr.; sister-in-law, Irene Shimko and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 1351 West Atlantic St., Emporia, Virginia 23867. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

GERALDINE “GERRY” JACKSON MITCHELL

Geraldine “Gerry “Jackson Mitchell, 90, of Emporia, VA, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Greensville Manor.

Gerry was born in Norfolk, VA the daughter of the late Henry Louis and Margaret Broughton Jackson. She was a homemaker and the widow of Byron Holt Mitchell.

Surviving are: a son Michael “Butch” Mitchell of Emporia, VA; a sister Jane Cosner and her husband J. A. of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren, Douglas Mitchell, Bethany Mitchell and Darren Mitchell and his wife Jonalyn Mitchell; five great grandchildren, Tim Malpass, Allyson Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell, Bryan Mitchell and Michael Jayden Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held at Spring United Methodist Church, 697 Spring Church Road, Skippers, VA 23879, Monday, October 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Bob Clyde officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive following the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Tina Dickens, 1901 Spring Church Road, Skippers, VA 23879

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

James C. Kimberlin

James C. Kimberlin, “Jim” 81, departed this life, Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights, VA.

He resided at the Dunlop House for the past 18 months, but spent most of his adult life living in Jarratt, Virginia for nearly 55 years. He enjoyed small-town life and attended many events and gatherings in the community.  He especially enjoyed gatherings with his church family and was famously known for the banana pudding that he prepared and shared at church dinners.

Jim was born in Johnson County, Tennessee, December 1, 1935, a son of the late D.C. and Maude Kimberlin. He graduated from Johnson County High School in Tennessee. He then served in the United States Marine Corps for three years including some time in Japan. After leaving the military, he earned a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and later a master’s degree in elementary education from the College of William & Mary.

He was an employee of the Sussex County public schools for 29 years retiring in 1991. He served as the principal at Jefferson Elementary School. For a time, he was the principal at both Jefferson and Jarratt Elementary Schools. He also served as a teacher and coach at Jarratt and Stony Creek High Schools.

Jim strongly believed in the value of public education and worked tirelessly to serve the students and staff of both schools and the county. His goal was to be fair and honest as he supported their efforts.

He served a number of terms on the Jarratt Town Council and two terms as the town’s mayor.

He was a devout Christian and an active member of the High Hills Baptist Church in Jarratt where he was a Sunday School teacher for many years. He most recently attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.

Jim enjoyed being outdoors.  He was an avid gardener of both vegetables and flowers with his wife. They shared much of what they grew with family, friends and neighbors in Jarratt. He was also an active fisherman for many years.  He and his wife were known for taking long walks each morning.   Jim was an avid reader. He read and studied the Bible daily.  He subscribed to multiple magazines and newspapers. He read the Richmond Times-Dispatch each morning, from the first page to the last.

He was a fan of gospel music and attended many concerts with his wife.  Jim enjoyed a variety of sports.   He followed the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Volunteers. He was a fan of college basketball, rooting for UNC, Duke and the VCU Rams.

He is survived by his wife, Stella Jeanette (Dugger), of Colonial Heights. They were high school sweethearts and celebrated their 60thwedding anniversary in February.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Keith Kimberlin of Westerly, RI and a daughter, Jackie Kimberlin of Emporia, VA,  two granddaughters, Brittany Aerni (Adam) of Chester, VA and Caitlin Kimberlin, of Westerly, a grandson, Matthew Kimberlin (Tamiel) of Los Angeles, CA and a great grandson, Landon Bailey, of Westerly.

He is also survived by a sister, Peggy Church, of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Church of Zionville, North Carolina, and two infant brothers.

 The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to Jim’s former colleague and devoted friend, W. H. Goodwyn, III, of Waverly, VA for his ongoing love and support throughout the years and especially during his illness.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff of the Dunlop House and private caregivers for the care they provided to him.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 16 at High Hills Baptist Church, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12 – 2 prior to the service. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to High Hills Baptist Church, P.O. Box 296, Jarratt, VA 23867.

Mr. L.C. “Monkey” Phillips

Mr. L.C. “Monkey” Phillips, 84, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home. A native of Greensville County, he was born to the late Otis Parker and Blanche Norwood Phillips. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after many years of service.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years Virginia Inez Phillips and three brothers, Parker Wyche, Garmon, and Marvin T. Phillips. Monkey is survived by a sister, Marie Trent, and three sisters in law, Shirley, Frances, and Barbara Phillips.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 13,2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Independence United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. The Family will receive friends starting at 1 P.M. at the Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Independence United Methodist Church, 4438 Independence Church Rd., Emporia, Va. 23847.

Echols Funeral Home is serving the family, and online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Sidney Elton Council

Mr. Sidney Elton Council died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was 89.

Sidney was born in Isle of Wight County to the late John Richard and Ruth Holleman Council. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Shirley Glenn, a sister, Ruth Council Ramsey and brothers, Ralph, Horace, and Wilbert Council.

Sidney worked for many years as an oil delivery driver and only recently retired as a carrier for the Independent Messenger Newspaper.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Frances Lynch Council, A step-son, Billy Crowder, step-daughters Dorothy Allen and Phyllis Grizzard, and a special niece, Jackie Young.

Echols Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family, where they will receive friends at a later date.

Flo C. Sexton

Flo C. Sexton, 80, of Jarratt, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Sexton. She is survived by a son, Kevin Sexton and wife, Carol; daughter, Julie S. Coleman and husband, Ronnie; two grandsons, Richard and Daniel Coleman and three great-grandchildren, Emily, Sophie and William Coleman, all of Jarratt. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct 6 at the home of her daughter, Julie. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. October 7 at High Hills Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to High Hills Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 296, Jarratt, Virginia 23867. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

WALTER “DANNY” DANIEL ROOK, JR.

Walter “Danny” Daniel Rook, Jr. 71, of Emporia, VA, died Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his residence.

Danny was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC the son of the late Walter Daniel “Simon” Rook, Sr. He was a retired employee of George-Pacific, Emporia, VA. He was active in his community serving on, The Greensville County School Board, Industrial Development Association and the Greensville-Emporia Airport Commission. An avid deer hunter he enjoyed his membership in the Brink Hunt Club.

Surviving are: his wife, Doris Williams Rook; Mother Alberta Jones Rook of Emporia, VA; three sons, Jason D. Rook and his wife Rhonda of Emporia, VA, Christopher W. Rook and his wife Lauren of Jarratt, VA and Daniel Kyle Rook of Emporia, VA; a sister Patsy R. Brown and her husband Lee of Emporia, VA, two grandchildren, Joshua D. Rook and Emma L. Rook both of Emporia, VA.

The family will receive at Wrenn Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service, 1015 W. 5th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Funeral services will be held at Forest Hill Baptist Church, 2103 Pine Log Road, Skippers, VA  23879, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Rick Ragan officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Greensville-Emporia Volunteer Fire Department, 209 Halifax Street, Emporia, VA 23847.

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

Hinton Joseph Vick, Sr.

Hinton Joseph Vick, Sr., 94 of Emporia, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Southampton Memorial Hospital, East Pavilion in Franklin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mattox Vick, and his parents, Arthur Davis Vick and Minnie Bell Bryant.

 He is survived by one daughter, Jane V. Barnes (Dudley), Courtland; two sons, H.J. Vick, Jr. (Pam), Emporia, Bill Vick, Capron; one brother, Henry Vick,  Drewryville; one sister, Lois Garrett, GA; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

Hinton was a retired farmer and a WWII Army veteran, where he served as a medic. He was a member of Adams Grove Baptist Church, a Charter member of Adams Grove Ruritan Club for over 60 years, and a Charter member of Adams Grove Hunt Club. He especially enjoyed the Adams Grove Hunt Club’s annual meeting, where they served steamed oysters, and spending “porch time” with his special cat Tiger.

A Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 30th at 2:00 P.M. at Echols Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Williams and Bill Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends there from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Interment will follow at Mattox Family Cemetery, 6189 Southampton Parkway, Emporia, VA 23847.

Memorial donations may be made to: Adams Grove Baptist Church, 24463 Adams Grove Rd. Emporia, VA 23847 or Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 513 S. Main St. Emporia, VA 23847. Condolences may be sent www.echolsfuneralhome.com.

Kalvin “Marty” Lamont Carter

Kalvin “Marty” Lamont Carter, 46 suddenly answered God’s call on September 18, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Marty was born on March 26, 1971 to the late Lemuel and Glorice Callis Carter.

Kalvin received his education from Richmond Public Schools.

Kalvin accepted Christ, was baptized and joined the Mount Livet Church.  In 2015, was ordained as a Deacon at the Mount Olivet Church. He was truly committed and faithfully performed his duties until his health declined. Kalvin was a loyal employee of BMG Metals for several years.

Kalvin was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Carter;  uncles, Dale, William and Daniel Callis; and a nephew Kevon Carter.

He leaves to rejoice his memories, his devoted wife Shelly Carter of 11 years; two daughters, Jasmine Carter and Chyna Thomas; one son, Kalvin L. Carter, Jr.(KJ); one grandson, Chance Thomas; two brothers, Tony Carter (Kecia) and Stacey Carter, all of Richmond, Virginia; one sister, Gwendolyn Carter of Freeman, Virginia and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the New Hope RZUA-Belfield Rd, Freeman, Virginia, Mr. Carter will be laid to rest at the New Hope RZUA Cemetery -Freeman, VA. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of the R. E. Pearson & Son Funeral Services, Inc  556 Halifax Street-Emporia, VA 23847

DONALD LEE ‘DUCK’ RAINEY

Donald Lee “Duck” Rainey, 63, of Emporia, Virginia, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.F. Rainey, Jr. and Annie B. Rainey. Donald Lee was retired from the Rainey Minnow Farm.

He is survived by one brother, W.F. Rainey,III (Alice); one sister, Rosanne R. Jasper (Steve); two nieces, Melissa Cooke (Brian) and Kate Finch (Eric); four nephews,  W.F. Rainey,IV, Patrick Hattaway, John Rainey, and Eric Jasper (Tammy); great nieces, Amber Jackson, Chelsea Daniels (Jade); great great nephew, Forrest Daniels.

He leaves behind his loyal friends; his dog, Stoney; Goofy, his horse.

The family will receive guests at the home of Steve and Rosanne Jasper, 13487 Brink Rd, Emporia, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Arrangements are being taken care of by Echols Funeral Home.

Joyce Livesay Harding

Joyce Livesay Harding, of Emporia, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 after a long battle with dementia while at Hickory Hill Retirement Center. She was preceded in death by her brother Darden R. Livesay and mother Ella Maude Darden Livesay. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Robert W. Harding and her children Douglas W. Harding and Tricia L. Parker. She was a long-standing member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will follow at 10:00 a.m. with a reception afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Main Street United Methodist Church.

Moses Archie Clements

Into eternal rest, Moses Archie Clements, on September 23, 2017.  A lifelong resident of West Purdy, VA, Moses  graduated in 1971 from Brunswick Academy and was named a Merit’s Who’s Who Scholar.  He attended Virginia Tech and graduated from the School of Engineering in 1977.   While at Tech, he worked for the agricultural engineering department  and was a founding member of the National Chapter of the  Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Moses was the son of the late local farmers  Archie B. and Ida Conner Clements, and from 1977-1989, he returned home and  operated the Clements family farm in Purdy.  He was named Farmer of the Year in 1983 by the J. R. Horsley Water and Soil Conservation Organization.  Like his father before him, Moses was an an excellent farmer who shared the bounty of his large garden, especially his excellent watermelons, with countless  friends and neighbors.     He accepted employment with Greensville County in 1989, eventually rising to become the assistant director of the Water and Sewer Authority, where he oversaw many projects that raised the standard of living for county residents.

Mr. Clements is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Debra; his sons Robert Archie Clements and wife Trista, and Adam Decker Clements and wife Michele;  and by five granddaughters:  Sumer, Cora, Alyce, Anna, and Caroline.  He is also survived by his sister, Connie Ellison and husband Andrew,  and two  nieces, Jean Prince Ellison and Stephane Dene Satterwhite, and two  nephews, James Moses Ellison and William Asa Rowland. As well, he leaves behind numerous faithful and loving cousins, inlaws, and friends.  The support and love of his community and friends  sustained Moses and his family  during his inevitably unwinnable battle with ALS.

Moses Clements  held strong convictions on the importance of education.  He served for many years as the treasurer and chairman of the Scholarship Committee for the Greensville/Roanoke Rapids  Tech Alumni Chapter.  Numerous recipients of the award, as well as many other college students, received regular notes and small monetary gifts from Moses during their years in college, along with the admonishments to: “Do us proud!”, “Study hard!” and “Get that degree!”  The Scholarship was renamed by the organization in July in honor of Mr. Clements.              As well, the Southside Virginia LandSharks Parrot Head Club, of which Moses was a founding and very active member, dedicated the Moses Archie Clements Memorial Scholarship in June, to be given annually to a local student who will be attending Tech.  Moses Clements loved life, and enjoyed being in three places above all others:  cheering on his beloved Hokies in Lane Stadium, singing along with Jimmy Buffett at concerts, and watching the sun set over the water at his “Metal Mansion” at Lake Gaston.  All of these were enjoyed more when he was  with the many friends he held near and dear.   He was one of life’s true givers.  The friends, family members, and complete strangers who benefitted from his acts of kindness are innumerable.   His only desire in the giving of his time, talents, and money was that the recipient “pay it forward”, spreading kindness to others.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Clements requested donations to Purdy Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong member, and long time  deacon, the ALS Foundation, or one of the scholarship funds mentioned above.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Troy Ray Allen, Sr.

Troy Ray Allen, Sr., 77, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry Fletcher “Buck” Allen and Sarah Cook Allen and was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Mae Clements and two brothers, Thomas “Sonny” Allen and Robert “Bobby” Allen. He was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was retired from VDOT after 38 years of service. 

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy J. Allen; two sons, Troy Ray Allen, Jr. and wife, Jessie and Christopher N. Allen and wife, Angel; daughter, Angela Mathers and friend, Joe Herbster; grandchildren, Cynthia Williams and husband, Randy, Kimberly Wilson, Haley Sturgeon and husband, Josh, Charlee Fore, Karolina Allen, Javier Allen and McKenna Allen; two great-grandchildren, Malina Wilson and Aurora Sturgeon; a sister, Peggy Jean Glenn and husband, Jimmy and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 14 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 15. Interment will follow at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Faith Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Frederick William Headley

Emporia- Frederick William Headley, 76, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, VA after a brief illness.

He leaves behind his wife and angel of 56 years, Marcia (Brookover) Headley; his two sons, Jeff Headley and Chris Headley; his brother Arthur Headley; his sister Debra Headley; his daughter in-laws Gail Headley (Jeff) and Rebecca Headley (Chris); five beautiful granddaughters and many close friends.

Fred was born and reared in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Arthur and Emma (Wenner) Headley. After high school, he became an Ohio State Highway Patrolman then enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam war. Fred earned a business degree at Youngstown State University. He also held roles at Aluminum Billets, Republic Steel and Kingsberry Homes before retiring.

Fred enjoyed woodworking, music, computers, reading and Virginia Tech football. Fred lent his technology talents to many friends and local businesses. He was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church. Despite suffering a significant spinal cord injury in 1976, Fred was known for having a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. His entertaining Christmas letters were eagerly anticipated by family and friends. He was a connoisseur of black coffee, Mississippi mud cake and Ben Hegge chocolates.
 

A Memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held Thursday, September 14th at Echols funeral home Chapel with Pastor Rachel Plemmons officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Monumental United Methodist Church at 300 Southampton Street, Emporia, VA 23847.

Online condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

David Lee Barnes

David Lee Barnes, born December 15, 1939, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 10, 2017.He is survived by his loving wife Bobbie T. Barnes, his loving and devoted daughter Patti Lynn Barnes, a brother Tommy Barnes of Oceanside,  California, and two granddogs, Carmel and Bizzie.

A native of Emporia, Mr. Barnes was predeceased by his parents, Rufus T. and Ruth Hobbs Barnes and a sister Marguerite Hoskins. He retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections after 30 years of service and was a longstanding member of Three Shot Hunt Club. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Barnes joined American Legion Post # 46 in Emporia in 2003. During his 14 years of service with the Legion he served several terms as Commander and Vice-Commander, giving up his current term as Commander on June 30th of this year due to poor health. His passing has left a great void to Post # 46. RIP Brother David.

Funeral Services will be held Friday September 15th at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Echols Funeral Home with Pastor Mitchell Norville officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 P.M.  untill 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Gary Jay Dix

Gary Jay Dix, age 84, of Emporia, VA passed away September 9, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Capps Dix; his son, Todd Dix and wife Ann; and his two granddaughters, Lauren D. Rook and husband Christopher and Meredith A. Dix.   A memorial service will be conducted 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.  The family will receive friends Thursday after the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 108, Emporia, VA  23847.

Calvin Elmore Edwards, Sr.

Calvin Elmore Edwards, Sr. age 88, of Brodnax, VA passed away September 4, 2017.  He is the son of the late John and Nora Edwards.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Rose Stainback Edwards and his siblings, Marian Connell, Rosa Edwards, Bryant Edwards, Wilton Edwards, Jasper Edwards and Melvin Edwards.  He is survived by his children, Rita E. Baird and husband Nelson and Calvin E. Edwards, Jr. and wife Kim; his grandchildren, Dylan Edwards, Craig Baird and wife Toni, Holly White and husband Chris and Julie Hawley and husband Logan; his great grandchildren, Tyler and Zachary Baird, CJ and Ross White and Lily Hawley; his siblings, Magoline Daniel, Celia Baird, Joe Edwards, Rachel Parrott and Shelby Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, VA with interment in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 386, Gasburg, VA  23857.  

Dalia Torres Menendez

Dalia Torres Menendez passed away peacefully at her Emporia home on September 1, 2017. She is survived by her son Joe Menendez and wife Tara, daughter Kathleen Menendez Burgess and husband John, and two granddaughters Ashley Menendez Morales and husband Hector, and Olivia Lee Menendez, and two great grandchildren Jordan Xavier Morales and Liliana Thalia Morales.

She was born on March 21, 1931 in Tampa, Fla., the third daughter to Jose and Generosa Torres, who immigrated from Asturias, Spain. After graduating from Hillsborough High School, she attended the nursing school at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, La. which was run by the Sisters of Charity, a group of Catholic nurses, along with the Medical College of the University of Louisiana. She studied with the Nuns and graduated with a Registered Nursing Degree. Charity Hospital was the second largest and longest continually running hospital in the country until August 2005.

She returned to her home and parents in Tampa, Fla. and worked as a nurse. It is there that she met her husband, Dr. Reinaldo Rojas Menendez. They were married on Sept. 7, 1951. After marriage they moved to the Norfolk, Va. area where she worked as a surgical nurse and he completed his surgical residency. It is there that they began their family with the births of their two children.

They moved to Emporia, Va. in 1961 when the community built Greensville Memorial Hospital. She worked as her husband’s office nurse until the creation of the Emporia Medical Associates. She retired from her career in nursing at that time.

She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and was at times a featured soloist. She was in the community choral group, and was also a soloist at numerous weddings, community events, and dedications.

She was an active and dedicated member of the Greensville Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, where she also served her time as president. The planning, preparation, and execution of the Auxiliary Ball and Higher Fever Follies brought not only much needed donations to the hospital, but so much excitement, joy, and comradery within the community.

She was very proud and honored to serve her community by helping the local police dept. and court system by serving as a Spanish interpreter.

She was a mother, who was very active in her children’s extracurricular activities through the years. A fabulous 50’s – 60’s kind of mom with a little bit of “Lucy and Ricky Ricardo” for flavor. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends. Her family finds comfort in that she is now back where she longed to be, with her late husband, Reinaldo, of 53 years who preceded her in death.

We know her soul left this earth knowing that she had truly been loved and had also lovingly touched the lives of others. What more could one want from a blessed and richly lived life.

We sincerely and most heartfelt want to thank the devoted caregivers and the hospice staff of many years for their excellent care. We are so grateful for these individuals who make it possible to live out one’s life in the comfort of their home.

Those serving as pallbearers are Keith Morris, George Grizzard, David Prince, Dennis Allen, Bobby Ferguson, Ted Lee, and honorary pallbearers Bob Wayne Mitchell and Tommy Hunt Rose.

The Menendez family will have visitation at Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave. in Emporia, Va. 23847, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 4, 2017.  A private graveside service will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Dr. Reinaldo Menendez Scholarship Fund at Richard Bland College 11301 Johnson Rd. Petersburg, Va. 

Irene Holt "Miss Hope" Morrison

Irene Holt “Miss Hope” Morrison died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA.

She was born December 21,1926 in Pulaski, VA, the second of five children to the late Randall Clinton Holt and Elsie Ann Hall Holt.

She graduated from high school at the Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Christiansburg, VA in 1945 and attended and graduated Morristown College, Morristown, TN in 1947.  Upon completion of her degree at Morristown, Irene had received a scholarship to study pre-med at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, with the hopes of one day becoming a doctor. Upon returning to Pulaski, VA, after graduating from Morristown, she found her mother gravely ill and decided to stay in the area to assist in caring for her ailing mother, father and two minor sisters. Her mother died shortly after Irene's return from Morristown.  She was recruited for a position as a teacher, receiving an appointment to the one-room Rich Hill School in Allisonia, VA. At Rich Hill, Irene wasn't much older than many of her students, and was younger than some, but commanded respect from both students and parents alike.  On her first day of instruction, she informed the students that her name was “Miss Holt,” however, the students insisted on calling her “Miss Hope” - to many of whom she was their “Hope.” During her time at Rich Hill she encouraged the parents to petition the School Board to provide a bus for the students so that they could pursue furthering their education beyond Rich Hill.

Irene continued to further her own education by attending  Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA and eventually obtaining her Bachelor's of Science in Education in 1977.  She pursued her degree by attending various colleges in the Summers that included Virginia State University, she was the first African American undergraduate student to enroll at the then Radford College, Radford, VA, and Virginia Tech. She also took continuing education courses at New River Community College, Wytheville Community College and through the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Throughout her career she was certified and taught many grade levels and served as the acting principal at Calfee Training School.  After de-segregation she served as the librarian at Claremont Elementary School and as a computer instructor to the elementary aged children at Claremont.

On June 16, 1950, she eloped and married a friend from high school, George Emmet Morrison, Jr. After nearly 9 and one half years their first child was born and nearly five years after that, they completed their family with the addition of the second and final child. Her family was her pride and her most important accomplishment.

In her early teen years Irene professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined New Century Methodist Church in Pulaski, VA.  After her marriage she joined Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Dublin, VA and was instrumental in the merger of Mt. Pleasant and Dublin Methodist Church into Dublin United Methodist Church on April 19, 1970.

In the three churches she belonged to she was a beloved and active member. From 1970 on at Dublin United Methodist Church she served as a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Council on Ministries, Administrative Board – where she was eventually Chairman, she was a member of the Adult Choir, a member of the Seekers group of the United Methodist Women, Cheerful Adults and helped to establish the church's first Prison Ministry.  Irene was also a Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church and served as Pulpit Supply for the Wytheville District UMC. She was a member of the Pulaski-Dublin Cluster and was instrumental in organizing area participation for the Annual Revival at Page's Camp Meeting House.

For the Holston Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Irene served multiple Bishops on the Board of Episcopacy, COSROW (Commission on the Status and Role of Women), Higher Education Committee and as a District Delegate to the Holston Annual Conference.

She and her family worked together in many community organizations, including the GEM City Garden Club – where she served many years as the Club's President, Federated Colored Women's Club, Pulaski County Democrats – serving as President of the Democratic Women's Club for many years and a Delegate to numerous District and State Conventions, Pulaski County Clean Community Council, Church Women United (President), Pulaski County Retired Teachers Organization, Pulaski County NAACP, National, Virginia and Pulaski County Education Associations, Christiansburg Industrial Institute Alumni Association, and the Red Cross of Pulaski County.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 42 years, George E. Morrison, Jr. her parents, Randall C. Holt and Elise A. Hall Holt, two brothers: Randolph Holt (infant) and Cecil E. Holt, one sister Mary D. Holt Davis (Alonzo), and nephew Randall Holt. She was also preceded in death by her parents-in-laws Mr. and Mrs. George E. (Rosa) Morrison, Sr., sisters-in-law Mrs. Charlotte M. Williams, Mrs. Helen M. Hampton (Kenneth), Miss Kathleen C. Morrison, Mrs. Clara M. Booth (William), brothers-in-law Mr. Winslow Morrison and Mr. Nathan J. Sokolow.

She is survived by her children Kathleen Georgianna Morrison and George Emmett Morrison, III, her sister Mrs. Gladys Holt Sokolow and sister-in-law Mrs. Mattie P. M. Holmes, her God-daughter Mrs. Sharon B. Dabney (Trey), and nieces and nephews Jacqueline Moore (Julius III), Kenneth Hampton, Sandra Pittman Dobson (Spouse), Randall Grey (Sherie), Tyrone Holmes (Jackie), Alethiea Williams Taylor, Charlayne Williams Thompkins, Joanna Hampton Claytor, Marcellus Hampton (Laurice), Troy Hampton (Thelma), Emmett Hampton (Edith), Rosalia Williams Davis, Brenda Lewis-Holmes, William Booth, Sharon Booth Dabney (Trey), Edgar J. Claytor, Bateman Davis (Jim), Kenneth Holt, Sandra Holt, Derrick Holt, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish her memory.

The family will greet visitors on Sunday, September 3, 2017, beginning at 1:30 pm before a Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 pm at Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 E. Main Street, Dublin, Virginia. Interment will follow the service at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Irene Holt Morrison Scholarship Fund, c/o Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 E. Main Street, Dublin, VA 24084.

Mrs. Annie Mae Turner

Mrs. Annie Mae Turner, 94, of Emporia, Virginia, passed away on August 24, 2017, at the Health Care Center Lucy Corr Village in Chesterfield, VA.  The place where Mrs. Turner made her home, Sunny Side Community on Horton Road, in Greensville County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Harold Turner, to whom she was married for over 60 years.

Mrs. Turner was a GOD fearing woman, faithful servant of the Lord, and the Mother-of-the-Church at Royal Baptist where she served many years at an usher and missionary member until her health failed and even then she showed her love for the Church by attending whenever she could.  She worked hard all of her life and cared deeply for her family by always putting them first.  Mrs.

Turner retired from the Emporia Garment Factory and never missed a beat.

Mrs. Turner is survived by seven children; James Turner of Plainfield, New Jersey; Annie Louise Lee (Albert Deceased) of Emporia; John Turner of Plainfield, New Jersey; Betty Hunter (Douglas) of Emporia; Harold Lee

(Vanessa) of Hopewell, Virginia; Joyce Austin (Eugene) of Chester, Virginia, and Shelia Washington of Richmond, Virginia, and a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a village of community patrons.

There will be public viewing Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and a Wake Service from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at R.E. Pearson & Son Funeral Service, Inc., 556 Halifax Street, Emporia, Virginia 23847.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12 pm at Royal Baptist Church, 106 West Atlantic Street, Emporia, Virginia 23847.  Mrs. Turner will be laid to rest in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery on 700 Taylors Mill Road, Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

Pauline “Polly” Harris Vincent

Pauline “Polly” Harris Vincent, 82, of Emporia, went Home Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert Elwood Vincent; two sons, Robie L. Vincent and wife, Brenda and Timothy E. Vincent; three granddaughters, Rebecca V. Merritt and husband, Tyler, Katherine V. Green and husband, Troy and Brittany V. Aerni and husband, Adam; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Green and Connor Merritt and a sister, Cecelia H. Whitehead and husband, Thomas. The family will receive friends 12:30 – 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26 at Fountain Creek Baptist Church where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Gloria Mae White Smith

Gloria Mae White Smith, 86 of Emporia, Va., passed away August 22, 2017, at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, Va.

She was born May 28, 1931 in Mobjack, Va., to the late Luther Clyde White and Lola Brooks White. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Walter Murden Smith, her sister Juanita White Johnson, and one step-great grandchild, Geneva Ward.

Gloria is survived by her two sons, David Wayne Smith and wife Bertelle Pugh Smith of Wendell, N.C., and Colonel (retired) Stephen Clyde Smith of Huntsville, Al. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Emily Ann Smith and Ryan James Smith; four step-grandchildren, Curtis Forrest, Cindy Price, Bonnie Bruno, and Joe Forrest; and four step great-grandchildren, William Ward, Hillary Forrest, Jennie Forrest, and Isabella Bruno.

Gloria graduated from Mathews High School in 1949. She married her husband David in 1953 and was married for 54 years. During their marriage David and Gloria lived in Mathews, Va., Lively, Va., Miskimon, Va., and finally, Emporia, Va.

The family would like to thank all of Gloria’s friends in Emporia, Va. but in particular her close friend Ms. Shirley Temple for her dedication throughout Gloria’s bout with cancer. The family would also like to thank the personnel at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center, and the Bloom Center.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday August 24, 2017 at Echols Funeral Home in Emporia, Va. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 26, 2017, at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews, Va. The family will also receive visitors prior to the service from 10:00-11:00. Interment will follow at Old Field Point Cemetery in Moon, Va.

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