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Obituary-Lorraine W. Norwood-Services Today

Lorraine W. Norwood, 73, of Emporia, widow of Shelton A. “Sonny” Norwood, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Lynch; son, Shelton A. Norwood; two granddaughters, Ashley and Kaitlyn Lynch; two sisters, Mary Poarch and Joyce Moore and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 17 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Obituary-James P. Wilson, Jr.-Services Today

James P. Wilson, Jr., of Emporia, VA, died peacefully Saturday, January 11, 2014 at home after a long illness. Jim was life-long educator in Virginia. He began his career as the band director at Newport News High School, where his bands won numerous awards around the state. He became a school administrator in 1969 and served as an assistant principal and principal at several high schools in Virginia. He retired as principal from Greensville County High School in 1988. After retirement, he taught at Southside Virginia Community College for 10 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara. He is also survived by his daughters Stephanie Vassar (Tim) of Glen Allen, VA, and Meg Lumpkin (Brent) of Emporia and his four grandchildren:  Rachel Vassar, Mason Lumpkin, Isaac Vassar, and Haley Lumpkin. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to his caregiver, Joy Mallory, and to Crater Community Hospice. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16 at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt, VA.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to and 1 hour after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 108, Emporia, VA 23847.  Online condolences may be made at

Obituary-Edward Ray (Eddie Buck) Davis

Edward Ray (Eddie Buck) Davis, age 83, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  Born in Rocky Mount, he was the son of the late Van Jefferson Davis and Iva Bell Pridgen Davis.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rena Bell Davis and several siblings.

Eddie Buck loved to play his music and in his early years, he enjoyed playing for his church family at Vick’s Chapel.  He later moved his membership to Shenandoah Baptist Church.  A true family man, he loved his family and home but mostly he loved the Lord and serving Him.  Eddie Buck worked at Burlington Mills for many years and then went to work at Tharrington Industries until his retirement.

He leaves behind two sons, Dawsie Davis and wife Lori of Rocky Mount and Stanley Davis and wife Dale of Emporia VA; four grandchildren, Dennis Davis, Chris Jobe, Benjamin Davis and Nathaniel Davis; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Jerry and Timmy Davis.

The family will receive friends 7:00pm to 8:30pm Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.  A service to remember Eddie Buck will be held at 2:00pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Glenn Hill and Pastor Tim Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in the Davis Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shenandoah Baptist Church Building Fund, 3894 Shenandoah Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27803.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804.  You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting


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