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Peggy Harrison Allen

Peggy Harrison Allen, of Emporia, died Friday March 30, 2018, at the age of 85. A native of Greensville County, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Ethel Mae Brantley Harrison, and the widow of the late Frank Richard Allen Jr. Peggy was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired secretary with the Federal Government.

She is survived by her sons; Darrell Allen and his wife Monica of Richmond, and Mark Allen and his wife Darlene of Elk Park, N.C.; a sister, Polly Wray of Lebanon Virginia; grandchildren, Madison, Harrison, Winfield and his wife Ansley, Eric and his wife Kathryn, Michael, and Stephen Allen; great-grandchild, Luke Allen; Goddaughter, Cindy Caldwell and her husband Frankie; daughter she never had, Dana Snow and her husband Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Echols Funeral and Cremation Chapel with Pastor Andy Cain officiating. Interment will follow in Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, April 2, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at Echols Funeral and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

Paige Matthews Mento

Paige Matthews Mento of Henrico, Virginia, died on March 19, 2018 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her father, Albert L Matthews and is survived by her mother, Eleanor "Rivers" Johnson Gill and her three children, Maria L DeShazo, Niki Loupassi and G. Manoli Loupassi, all of Richmond. Memorial Services will be Private.

Bessie Ann Wright

Mrs. Bessie Ann Wright, 67, of Emporia, Virginia, died on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

A Visitation for Mrs. Wright will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Friday, March 30, 2018, in the Roanoke Rapids Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Royal Baptist Church, 106 W. Atlantic Street in Emporia, VA.  The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in the Greensville Memorial Cemetery in Emporia, VA.

Condolences may be sent via:  www.hdpopefuneralhome.com

Charlene Tempa Owen McDonald

Charlene Tempa Owen McDonald, 83, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Lewis Owen and Roella Hines Owen. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1934, she returned with her family to Greensville County, Virginia in 1937.

She was involved with 4-H for many years and received several awards. She graduated from Greensville County High School in 1953 and then attended VPI (Virginia Tech) and Richmond Professional Institute. She worked for the Virginia Department of Health for 24 years and in 1995 took early retirement.

Mrs. McDonald is survived by her four children, Virginia E. McDonald; John “Chipper” McDonald; Sarah E. Berryman and husband, Steve; and Nettie R. McDonald; two grandchildren, Jessica Owen Day and husband, Ercell and Farren M. Burchett; a sister, Geneva Owen Woodard; three nieces; a nephew and several cousins. She also leaves behind her six beloved cats.

The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery.

A reception will be held at Monumental United Methodist Church after the interment service.

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

Lena M. Short

Lena M. Short, 91, of Emporia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, she was a longtime member of Monumental United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Elton A. Short; son David Short and wife, Kathy; grandson, Taylor Short and fiancée, Natalie, ; granddaughter, Mallory McCall and husband, Uriah and great-grandson, Hassan McCall.

The family will receive friends 3-6 p.m. Friday, March 9 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Short The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Monumental United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Emporia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton St., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

Bernard Spates Lee

Bernard Spates Lee, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his home. He was 89.

A native of Northampton County, he was the son of the late James Millard Lee and Gracie Ferguson Lee. Bernard retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after many years of service.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife; Doris High Lee, a daughter; Brenda L. Daughtrey and her husband Doug, of Emporia Va., a son; Larry M. Lee and his wife Cindy D. Lee of Petersburg, Va., a sister; Shelby Jean Clements of Roanoke Rapids, four grandchildren; Lori Beth Hargrave of Roanoke Rapids, Stacey L. Clements, Danielle Reeves and Christian Lee, all of Emporia, Va., five great grandchildren; Grayson Hargrave and Ellasyn Letters of Roanoke Rapids, Holden Lee, Dakota Lee and Layla Clements of Emporia, Va. and Jody Allen of Washington, D.C.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Forest Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Ragan officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

The family would like to give special thanks to Community Hospice for their thoughtful and caring service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2103 Pine Log Rd., Skippers, VA 23879.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com

Alice Blake Eason

Alice Blake Eason, 92, wife of the late Perry Edward Eason, passed away Sunday March 4, 2018, at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Alice was born on July 11, 1925 in Richmond and moved to Emporia at the age of fifteen. She graduated from Greensville County High School in 1943 and attended Pan American Business College in Richmond. After raising her daughters, she went to work at Central Fidelity Bank, retiring in 1990 as Assistant Branch Manager and Customer Service Representative. Following retirement Alice was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church, member of the Order of Eastern Star and Honorary member of Meherrin Quilting Peace Makers Guild.Alice played the violin beginning at the age of six and sang in the church choir for fifty-plus years. She enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, crocheting, quilting and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, Henry T. and Ruby Dickerson Blake and a brother Henry T. Blake Jr.

Alice is survived by her loving daughters; Carolyn E. Roach (David), and Martha E. Jones (Woody). Brother; Bernard Hooker Blake, Grandchildren; Lori R. Jarratt (Timmy) and Jeffrey C. Roach (Jackie). Great grand-daughter Carleigh Jarratt, all of Emporia. Step grandchildren; Terry Brown (Kelly) of Colleyville, Texas, Dustan T. Jarratt (Emily) of Emporia, and Lynsey Overstreet (Keith) of Farmville, step great grandchildren; Hudson Jarratt of Emporia, Katherine and Abigail Brown of Colleyville, Texas and Aubrie and Reed Overstreet of Farmville, Alice will also be forever remembered by her six nieces and numerous great nieces, great nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Main Street Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Ricky R. Hurst and Rev. Rick Regan officiating. Burial will follow in Emporia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.

Donations can be made to Main Street Baptist Church or Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

Brian Trent Clary

Brian Trent Clary, died Tuesday February 20, 2018, at his home in Hope Mills, N.C.

Trent was born on December 8, 1969, to Eileen Hallingshead Clary and Roger Clary. He was a talented professional musician, specializing in Christian music, and along with his parents was a longtime member of Faymont Baptist Church in Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by an uncle, James E. Hallingshead.

In addition to his parents, Trent is survived by a brother, Herbert Balquet Jr., of North Augusta, S.C., an aunt, Nancy Ann H. Mckee and her husband Leonard, of Fayetteville, uncles, Rev. Arthur David Hallingshead and his wife Glenda of Palmyra, VA, Ray Justice and his wife Nancy of Gasburg, VA, and Delaine Wilkey of Marietta, S.C.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery in Gasburg, VA with Pastor James Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends at Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon Wednesday before the service.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com.

Vida Rodgester Fajna

Vida Rodgester Fajna, 73, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Mabel Rodgester and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dot Hobbs and Nellie Bradley. Mrs. Fajna is survived by her husband, Wayne Fajna; daughter, Kathy Fajna; brother, Cliff Rodgester and wife, Jane; two sisters, Emma Bradley and Linda Tuck and husband, Steve; and a large loving extended family including sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; cousins and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved family of furbabies.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 26 at Zion Baptist Church, 974 Zion Church Rd, Emporia, Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at church prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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

Margaret Ann Turner Conley

Margaret Ann Turner Conley, 76, of Kilmarnock, Virginia  passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  She was born June 12, 1941 in Emporia, Virginia,  daughter to the late Joe Turner and Josephine Sopko Turner.  She retired after 20 years with VIMCO and enjoyed her retirement from gardening to traveling along with spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Samuel Roy Conley for whom she greatly missed.  She is survived by her two sons, David Lee Conley of Rockville, Va. and Jeffrey Scott Conley and wife Diana Lynn of Glen Allen, Va.; four grandchildren, Curtis Lee Conley and wife Laura, Lindsey Paige Conley, Jessica Blair Conley and Amber Lynn Conley and two great grandchildren Cason and Adalyn Conley as well as her two favorite grand dogs Gypsy and Panda.

Mass will be held 11:00 a. m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock, Va.  Interment will follow the service at Morattico Baptist Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock, Va.  The family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p. m. Sunday, February 25th at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, Va.

Margaret Lee Williams Edwards

Margaret Lee Williams Edwards of Greensville County, died February 19, 2018. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas Williams and Olive Rawlings Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Floyd Edwards; brother, Reeves Williams; three sisters, Frances Wagner, Ida Barnes, and Audrey Blalock.

She was a homemaker and lifetime member of Monumental United Methodist Church. “Maggie”, as she was called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. She is survived by two daughters, Merilyn E. Newsome (Wesley) of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Judy E. Rushing (Leon) of Cary, NC; sister, Agnes Murrill of Newport  News, VA; five grandchildren, Cynthia Browder, Ray Poole, Tripp Nunnally, Bryan Rushing, Megan Hare; and eight great grandchildren.

A service will be held at Monumental United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Rick Franklin and Rev. Rachel Plemmons officiating. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Greensville Manor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church/Organ Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com.

Aubrey Neil Temple

Aubrey Neil Temple of Emporia, died February 20, 2018. He was the son of the late Johnnie Mercer Temple and Olivia Clyde Ferguson Temple. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Klugel Temple.

He was the General Manager of Sadler Travel Plaza for 40 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Aubrey Neil Temple, Jr. (Nancy) of Emporia and Thomas M. Temple, Sr. of Emporia; brother, Glenn Temple (Arlene) of Valdosta, GA; four grandchildren, Thomas Mason Temple, Jr.(Amanda) of Emporia, Star Temple Nienaber (Brent) of Denver, CO, Nicholas Evan Temple (Margaret) of Emporia, and Jonathan Eli Temple (fiancé Brittanie Jones) of Emporia; seven great grandchildren, Cassidy, Nicholas, Gracey, Sarah Breelyn, Easton Neil, Naomi, and Eli.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Andy Cain and Rev. Brad Barbour officiating. Family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the residence of Aubrey Neil Temple, Jr., 312 Miles Circle, Emporia, VA 23847.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 513 South Main Street, Emporia, VA.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com.

Sherry Woodruff Gay

Sherry Woodruff Gay, 55, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lilly Woodruff. She is survived by her husband, William Richard Gay; son, Christopher Michael Gay and fiancée , Amanda Candice Harris; two grandsons, Christopher Michael Gay, Jr. and Jace Alexander Gay and a brother, Albert Cecil Woodruff, Jr. “Bo”.
The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Joseph “Joe” McCrae Allen

Joseph “Joe” McCrae Allen of Emporia, died Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born in Franklinton, N.C. and was the son of the late Archie Brown Allen and Cornelia Barbour Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Dutton Allen; two brothers, A.B. Allen and Bill Allen; and sister, Cornelia Allen Hite.

He was a retired supervisor at Weldon Mills. He is survived by his wife, Rachael Wall Allen; two daughters, Karen A. Epting (Patrick) of Trinity, FL, and Kelli A. Harrell (David) of Jarratt, VA; stepdaughter, Darlene Woodard (Dennis) of Branchville, VA; stepson, Bruce Acree (Sharon) of Jarratt, VA; six grandchildren, McCrae Bennett (Samantha) of Tampa, FL, Bryan Murphy, Jr.(Allyssa) of Gaston, NC, Keith Harrell of Jarratt, VA, Andrew Acree of Emporia, VA, Scott Acree of Jarratt, VA, and Austin Falwell of Emporia, VA; and great grandchild, Liam Murphy of Gaston, NC.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Echols Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 P.M., with Pastor Troy Green of Grace Community Fellowship Church officiating. Family will receive visitors, following the service at daughter, Kelli A. Harrell’s residence, 11330 Henry Road, Jarratt, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Community Fellowship Church, 8014 Little Lowground Road, Emporia, VA 23847.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com.

 

Russell Ashby Lundy, Sr.

Russell Ashby Lundy, Sr., 82, of Emporia, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Lelia Lundy; three brothers, Turner Lundy (Louise), R.J. Lundy, and Moses Lundy; six sisters, Irene Brown (Vernon), Fannie Bowen (Frank), Kathryn Sadler (Younger), Cora Britton (Russell), Ellen Buckner (Ben), and infant Mable Lundy.  He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Betty Bradley Lundy of the home, sons Russell A. Lundy, II, and his wife Bria, of Houston, Texas; and W. David Lundy of Emporia, and sister-in-law’s, Shirley (Moses) and Trude (RJ).  He leaves behind four grandchildren to cherish his memory:  R. Ashby Lundy, III, and his wife, Polly, of South Hill; Cameron Clarke Lundy and his wife, Sarah, of Raleigh; Hunter Mitchell Lundy of South Hill, and Sadler Hastings Lundy of Emporia.  To be sure, he will be missed by a host of extended family, friends, and former co-workers.

Russell began his retail career with Peebles Department Stores in Greer, South Carolina in 1954.  After management positions in Kenbridge and South Hill, Virginia, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and finally, Woodbridge, Virginia, he returned to the Peebles Corporate Office in South Hill, Virginia.  He retired in 2003 as Senior Vice President of Stores. 

He was a loyal member, Sunday School teacher, and former Deacon of Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, an active Ruritan, and volunteer administrator of the Samaritan Helping Hands Ministry where he remained involved until his passing.  He had a love for music and enjoyed playing the bass guitar with friends.  Luncheon and Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia with Celebration of Life beginning at 1:30 pm.  Graveside service will immediately follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia.  

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Main Street Baptist Church Youth Ministry.  Condolences may be sent directly to the family home.  Echols Funeral Home, Emporia, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Archie Bolling Newsome

Archie Bolling Newsome, 84, of Emporia, died February 10, 2018 at Greensville Manor. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Newsome, Sr. and Pattie Thorpe Newsome; sisters, Virginia Renner, Frances Newsome, Eloise Drummond, and brother William Thomas Newsome, Jr.

He is survived by a sister, Fannie N. Doyle; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of Greensville Manor.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Emporia Cemetery with Rev. Brad Barbour officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 513 South Main St. Emporia, VA 23847.  

Online condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Kay J. Callahan

Kay J. Callahan, 70, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Pat Callahan; daughter, Heather Kay Lackey and husband, Keith; granddaughter, Hayden Claire Lackey, sister, Dale Jones, half-sister, Lorene Ferguson and a loving extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and her loving canine companions, Izzie and Bella.
Kay was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church having served in numerous capacities where she could help. She recently retired after 50 years of service with the Greensville County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, many of which were as Chief Deputy Clerk. Mrs. Callahan was also active in her community, particularly with the Virginia Peanut Festival Committee, serving many years as chairperson.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 at Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St, Emporia, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Milton “Gerald” Harvey

Milton “Gerald” Harvey, 71, died peacefully at his home on February, 7, 2018.Gerald is survived by his wife, Angela; his son, Kevin Harvey and wife, Natalie; his daughter, Kelly Settipani and husband, Leo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Milton Harvey and Mary Allen Harvey.

A memorial service and visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10th, at 1pm at Fountain Creek Baptist Church, 8099 Brink Road, Emporia, VA 23847.

Louise J. Wells

Louise J. Wells, 81, widow of Nelson Wells, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She is survived by two sons, Charles Wells and wife, Frances and Shane Wells and wife, Sherri; five grandchildren, Emma Lou Wells, Kristen Wells, Nicholas Wells, Ashley Hawkins and Tiffany Ricks; seven great-grandchildren sister, Becky Newsome and husband, Dennis and brother, Leroy Jarratt and wife, Loretta. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 12 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery.

Clayton Winfield Morris

Clayton Winfield Morris, 91, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Morris was the son of the late Joseph Winfield Morris and Daisy Jean Morris and was also preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Jean Morris; sister, Edna Hobbs; three brothers, Gilbert E. Morris, L. V. Morris and Dallas Morris. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Cullins Morris; son, Winfield Morris and special friend, Mary; daughter, Terry Anne Morris Joyner and special friend, Terry Pulley; grandsons, Clayton Earl Boles, Jerry Mcintyre and Joseph Mcintyre; granddaughter, Libby Mullins; sisters, Bernice M. Ligon and Evelyn M.Wiley; brother, Jean Neal Morriss; devoted friend and caregiver, Tammy Simmons and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m.Thursday, February 8 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia and at other times at Mr. Morris’ home, 7700 Little Lowground Rd. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Friday, February 9 (which would have been Mr. Morris’ 92 birthday) at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family requests casual dress by those attending. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Kenneth Wayne Simmons

Kenneth Wayne Simmons, age 55, originally of Emporia, Virginia went home to his Heavenly Father on February 4, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his dad Sam Simmons, stepdad Bobby Clark, brother Calvin Simmons and sister Linda Newsome.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Pamela Simmons, son Gavin Simmons, daughters Mary Carlson (fiancé Bradley Berardo), and Kala Carlson. His mother Grace Clark, brothers Sammy Simmons, Donnie Simmons (wife Tammy), Billy Simmons, Bruce Simmons (wife Teresa), and sister Tammy Simmons (husband Gerald). Also, his many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at Lebanon United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 1:00 P. M. with Rev. Bob Clyde and Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from Noon until 1:00 P.M.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com

David L. Allen, Jr.

David L. Allen, Jr., 74, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Fairy B. Allen Grizzard and David L. Allen, Sr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Carrie R. Grizzard. David served honorably in the Virginia Army National Guard and retired from Georgia-Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn H. Allen; daughters, Lisa R. Allen and Staci A. Musselman and fiancé, William King; grandchildren, Victoria Auton (Mikeal), Tyler Wrenn, Brandon Wrenn and Ashley Musselman; great-grandchildren, Zoe Gayle and Zane Daniel Auton; sisters, Betty A. Baker and Joan A. Ligon; special nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Harrell Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

William Martin “Marty” Mozingo

William Martin “Marty” Mozingo, 66, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. He was a son of the late Durwood and Martha Mozingo and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Durwood Mozingo, Jr. and Gene Victorin and sister, Minnie Sue Mozingo. Marty is survived by his wife, Deborah H. Mozingo; son, Martin Mozingo, Jr. and wife, Carol, son, Brian Mozingo; grandchildren, Samantha Mozingo and Courtney Mozingo; mother-in-law, Betty Harrell; sisters-in-law, Pam Whitehead and husband, Jerry, Tammy Harrell, Sharon Otten and Beulah Mozingo and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society, 113 Baker St., Emporia, Virginia 23847. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Winnifred Lee Everett Reid (Winnie)

Winnifred Lee Everett Reid, (Winnie), 95, of Emporia, passed peacefully January 19, 2018 at Lucy Corr Village surrounded by loving family.

She was born at Cedar Dell Farm, Newsoms, VA on February 10, 1922 to the late Caleb Roy Everett, Sr. and Thelma Eley Everett. She was the Valedictorian of the class of 1939, Newsoms High School and received her BS in Home Economics Education in 1943 from Madison College. She was a teacher in Southampton County and Greensville County Schools until her marriage to the late Charles Alexander Reid, Jr. in 1949.

Winnie was a very active member of Main Street Methodist Church in Emporia, serving in many capacities. She especially enjoyed teaching the third grade Sunday School class for many years. She was the leader of Girl Scout Troop 30, a substitute teacher in Greensville County Public Schools, member of the Riparian Woman’s Club and the Hicksford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by brothers, Rev. Caleb Roy Everett, Jr., Joseph Leslie Everett, and sister Anne Everett Mish.

She is survived by a daughter, Sara Eley Reid Gordon and husband Morris of Chesterfield, VA; grandchildren; Kenneth Bryce Gordon of Midlothian, VA, Anna Elizabeth Faris of Chesterfield, VA, and Thomas Reid Gordon of New York; great grandchildren, Harper Elise Gordon and Alyssa Michelle Faris. The family would like to thank the staff at Lucy Corr Village and The Crossings at Bon Air for their loving care of Winnie during her last years.

A celebration of her life will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, January 24, at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Durrance officiating. Visitation will be from 11 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Emporia Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be to Main Street United Methodist Church, 500 S Main St, Emporia, VA 23847 or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com

Virginia Lewis Buckner Wrenn

Virginia Lewis Buckner Wrenn, widow of Arthur W. Buckner, Sr. died on January 10, 2018. She was a native of Greensville County, Virginia and the eldest daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Lillian Anderton Lewis of Emporia. She was preceded in death by; her daughter, Carolyn Taylor, son Glen Thomas Buckner, Sr.; and two sisters, Dorothy Taylor and Phyllis Beasley.

She is survived by; two daughters, Lois B. Rook and husband James of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Kay B. Lynch and husband R.B. of Emporia; son, Arthur W. Buckner, Jr. and wife Susan of Emporia; three sisters, Frances Leonard of Midlothian, VA, Mabel Gillam of Jarratt, VA, and Nancy Castellow of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; Ten grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; aunt, Mary Moore of Emporia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was former member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and current member of Independence United Methodist Church. She also attended Main Street Baptist Church in the later years with her second husband, Thomas H. Wrenn, Sr.

She was a life member of “The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary” and “The National Americans Ex-Prisoners of War”. She was also a member of “The American Ex-Prisoners of War of The Commonwealth of Virginia”, American Legion Auxiliary, Bella Unit 46 of Emporia, The Woodmen of The World, Lodge 287 of Emporia.

Services will be held in the chapel of Echols Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will held in the chapel of Echols Funeral Home on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Contributions may be made to the Greensville County Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Emporia Fire Department.

Online condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com.

Albert F. “Hammer” Justice

Albert F. “Hammer” Justice, 84, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally J. Justice and a brother, Joseph Justice. Hammer is survived by three sons, Albert F. Justice, Jr. “Phil” and wife, Rose, Kenneth C. “Kenny” Justice and wife, Brenda and Clayton Justice and wife, Renee’; six grandchildren, Carson Justice (Becky), Philip Justice (Elizabeth), Kendra Floyd (Brent), Justin Justice, Hunter Justice (Katelyn) and Blake Justice three great-grandchildren, Cameron Justice, Caleb Justice, Bensen Floyd; two brothers, George “Doc” Justice and wife, Faye and Bernie Justice; three sisters, Polly Wyatt and husband, Walter, Annie Justice and Betty Phillips and husband, Buck and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13 at Fountain Creek Baptist Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Jean Lambert

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Lambert, 75, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Roy Lambert; two sons, George C. Holloway, III “Skeeter” and wife, Stacy, and James Keith Holloway and wife, Karla; daughter, Randi Fajna; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Holloway, Kelsey Joyner and James Fajna; and a brother, Floyd Hobbs, Jr. . The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Grace Anglican Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Irene Dianis Shimko

Irene Dianis Shimko, 92, of Emporia, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. She was the widow of William J. Shimko and also was preceded in death by her older five brothers and three sisters; a great-granddaughter, Avery Drew Swenson and sons-in-law, Jeffrey Z. Swenson and Frank K. Parker. She is survived by four daughters, Martha S. Swenson, Dorothy S. Bobbitt (Ernest), Marilyn S. LeGrow (Wynne) and Lois S. Parker; seven grandchildren, Jeff Swenson, Kevin Swenson, Scott Swenson, William Bobbitt, Ashley B. Rook, Victoria Powell and Hannah Parker; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Dianis and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and residents of the Greensville Health and Rehab for their considerate care and loving attention shown to Mrs. Shimko during her time there.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 9 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10 at St. John Lutheran Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Charles E. Bottoms

Charles E. Bottoms, 85, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Bottoms; two daughters, Vickie B. Taylor and husband, Rowland “Bucky” and Jackie B. Barnes and husband, Billy; three grandchildren, Nikki T. Parker and husband, Brett, Chip Taylor and wife, Meredith and Kyle Barnes and wife, Megan; five great-grandchildren, Brody, Logan and Knox Parker and Easton and Kendley Taylor; brother, Gene Bottoms and wife, Jean. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13 at Emmanuel Worship Center. The family will receive friends at church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Emmanuel Worship Center. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Elmer Levi Grizzard

Elmer Levi Grizzard, 90, of Emporia passed away on January 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Vera Lee Pearson Grizzard. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Earl M. Grizzard, Frank E. Grizzard, and Jessie K. “Pete” Grizzard.

He is survived by his son, Ronnie L. Grizzard and wife Penny; daughter, Sharon K. Morton and husband Mark; grandchildren, Jessica Vick Dunn and husband Cody, Ashley Lauren Grizzard and husband Justin Gibson, Brian “Kirk” Grizzard and friend Stephanie Perez; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Dunn, Arylee G. Dunn, Adyson K. Dunn, Michael C. Dunn, Jr., and Vera Madison Burke; brother, Benjamin T. “Bubba” Grizzard and sisters, Ethel L. Vick, Polly Grizzard, Willie Mae Harris, Barbara Grizzard, Alease Braswell, and Diane Smith.

A church service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3:30 P.M., with a graveside service immediately following in Emporia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Calvary Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M prior to the service.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Youth Department or the Calvary Baptist Church Shoe Box Ministry.

Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com

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