Owen Funeral Home

Otis B. Chaffin

March 3, 1934 - January 12, 2021

Otis B. Chaffin passed away at the age of 86 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Otis was born on March 3, 1934, in Mississippi. He was a retiree of the Georgia-Pacific plant in Emporia, Virginia. 

Otis is survived by his wife of 39 years, Frances Mitchell Chaffin; daughter Sylvia Chaffin; son, Earl Chaffin; step-daughters, Debra M. Roach (Wayne) and Brenda M. Rieley (Jerry); two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and four step-great-grandchildren. 

A private graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery officiated by The Reverend Tom Williams of Adams Grove Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Adams Grove Baptist Church, 24262 Green Plains Rd, Emporia, VA 23847.

Charles I. “Billy Gene” Gregory, Sr.

March 31, 1935-January 6, 2021

Charles I. “Billy Gene” Gregory, Sr., 85, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

He loved his Lord, his family, his church, and his community and served each one well.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty M. Gregory; his children, Donna Gregory, Tammy Gregory Kidd (Garry), and Charles I. (Chuck) Gregory, Jr. (Kim); his grandchildren, Stacy Hardester (Drew), Mark Ferguson (Amanda), Samantha Thomas (Dustin), Charles I. Gregory, III and Claire Gregory; his great-grandchildren, Katie and Darby Hardester, Easton and Gunner Thomas; his step-grandchildren, Megan K. Deal (John), Lovie E. Kidd and his step-great-grandchildren, Ari, Knox and Everlie Deal, Tyler Thompson and Eli Thomas and two sisters, Sandra Comer and Dama Jones.

Billy was a member of the National Guard and a Scoutmaster for many years. He was a member of the Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department and an honorary member until the day of his death. He was a deacon in his church and a member of Jarratt Town Council for many years. Billy retired after 44 years with Georgia-Pacific Corporation as the boiler house supervisor.

A private graveside service is planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Main St. Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia or to Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Marie W. Holland

May 16, 1930-Nvember 29, 2020

Graveside Services

2 p.m. Tuesday, December 1

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Mrs. Marie W. Holland, 90, of Emporia, widow of Walton R. “Red” Holland, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020. She was the daughter of the late James Bernard Wills, Sr. and Margaret K. Wills and was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Bernard “Pete” Wills, Jr., William Alfred Wills and a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Wills.

Mrs. Holland is survived by a son, Al Holland (Penny); two daughters, Rita Barnes (Harrell) and Debbie Delbridge (Tom); grandsons, Chris and Brandon Holland and Matthew and Logan Delbridge; great-grandchildren, Mason Holland and Waylynn Delbridge; sister-in-law, Annie Wills and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 1 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

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

Brian Norwood

 

June 7, 1964-November 13, 2020

Graveside Services

2 p.m. Wednesday, November 18.

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

 

Brian Norwood, 56, of Jarratt, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020. He was the son of the late Monk and Shirley Norwood and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Buz and Ronnie.

Brian is survived by a sister, Connie Norwood Mckinney (Roger); nieces, Dawn Jones (Coby), Faith Ash (Darrel) and Hannah Godwin (David); nephew, John Mckinney (Chelsea) and several great nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his friend and former wife, Lisa Hammer and his faithful canine companion, Buster.

The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Emporia/Greensville Humane Society, 113 Baker St., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

Brandon “Bran-Bran” Johnson,

September 13, 1992 - October 23, 2020

Memorial Service

2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3

Calvary Baptist Church
310 N. Main St
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Brandon “Bran-Bran” Johnson, 28, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020.

He is survived by his son, Brayden Levi Johnson; his mother, Wendy Lucy (Gary Barrett); his father, Charlie & Angie Johnson; brothers, Joshua Johnson (Savannah) and Neal Lucy (Heather); sister, Jessica Dannielle Johnson; stepbrothers, Peyton Lucy (Ashley), Thomas Barrett (Stephanie Rose) and JayProctor (Sandi); stepsisters, Heather Chisman (Max), Deavon Barrett, Heidi Mclane (Jeremy); maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Ray Traylor; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Juanita Carter. Brandon is also survived by a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3 at Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

Due to restrictions of the pandemic, social distancing and mask requirements are to be followed for attendance at the memorial service.

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

 

Sam Ben Acree

September 05, 1943 - October 16, 2020

Visitation Graveside Services

6-8 pm Thursday, October 22

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

Friday, October 23, 2020, 2:00 PM

First Christian Church Cemetery
427 Ruritan Dr
Emporia, VA 23847

Sam Ben Acree, 77, “Honey”, of Emporia, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Acree and a daughter, Judith Walton.
Mr. Acree is survived by four daughters, Sherry Temple (David), Terry Gutshall (Phillip), Phyllis Macclellan, and Catherine Acree; 12 grandchildren, Kerri Musselman (Tim), Matthew Temple (Michele), Krystal Featherstun (Ryan), Rusti Moore, Amanda Gutshall (Jared), Bobby Walton (Rebecca), Danielle Walton, Samantha Walton, Christopher Epps, Patrick Epps (Kelly), Stephanie Epps and Ashley Lensey (Chan); 23 great-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother, Cecil Acree (Sheryl) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 6-8 Thursday, October 22 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Friday, October 23 at First Christian Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Johnny C. “J.C.” Ogburn

October 18, 1943 - October 10, 2020

Visitation Services

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 1:00 PM

Faith Baptist Church
951 W. Atlantic St
Emporia, Virginia

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:00 PM

Faith Baptist Church
951 W. Atlantic St
Emporia, Virginia

Johnny C. “J.C.” Ogburn, 76, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was the son of the late Edward Thomas Ogburn and Willie Daniels and was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Ogburn; two brothers, Wibur “Bug” Ogburn and William “Man” Ogburn and two sisters, Virginia Pauline Prince and Ethel Knapp.

Mr. Ogburn is survived by his son, John “Eddie” Ogburn (Brandy); two stepsons, Michael Pair (Bernadette) and Darryl Pair (Amy); three grandsons, Dylan, E. J. and Jackson Ogburn; eight step-grandchildren, Curt Pair, Stephanie Mitchell (Mike), Rachel Pair, Landen Pair Lizzie Pair, Exia Pair, Brayden Mevins and Sarah Davis; three step-great-grandchildren, Makayla aand Luke Pair and Mckenzie Hamilton; brother, Thomas Ogburn (Judy); three sisters, Betty Romine, Joyce Smith (Harry), and Ella Sims Brumbles and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at Faith Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at church one hour prior to the service.

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

Alyssandra Nicole Reeves

November 22, 1998-October 7, 2020

Visitation

2-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13

The Home of Tiffany Rook
400 Harding Street
Emporia, Virginia

Alyssandra Nicole Reeves, 21, of Stony Creek, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tammy Reeves; grandmother, Shelia Bennett; grandfather, Donald Draper, Sr.; great-grandfather, Francis Draper, Sr; uncle, Christian Lee and great-aunt, Donna Whitby.

Alyssandra is survived by two daughters, Kaydence Reeves and Kinsley Tisdale; her father, Steven Reeves (Alicia); sister, Amber Reeves; brothers, Holden and Dakota Lee, grandmother, Devina Draper, her “Nanna”, Marie Lee;  grandfather, Steven Reeves, Sr.; great-uncle, James Grant (Lynn); her boyfriend, Andrew Tisdale; aunt, Tiffany Rook; great-aunt, Connie Story; great-uncle, Sonny Draper; uncles, Donald Draper, Jr., Jesse Draper and Jason Jones and great-grandmothers, Shirley Rowe (Russ) and Virginia Draper.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the home of her aunt, Tiffany Rook at 400 Harding St. in Emporia.

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

Pauline B. Moss

Junr 5, 1929-October 1,2020

Services

2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Pauline B. Moss, 91, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was the widow of Willard Moss and also was preceded in death by a son, E. Kirby Moss and a sister, Serena Brockwell.

Mrs. Moss is survived by two sons, Danny Moss, Sr. and Darrell Moss, grandchildren, Candice Bowe, Jessica Grant, Brian Blanton, Danny Lee Moss, Jr., Melissa Ann Moss, Lori Story and Vanna Story; 16 great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Bailey.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct 3 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

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

Etta Mae Bryant Jarratt

May 10, 1939-September 27, 2020

Etta Mae Bryant Jarratt, 81, of Jarratt, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Jarratt and a grandson, Adam Bryant Harrell.

Etta Mae is survived by her daughter, Joan Harrell and husband, Ricky; sons, Richard Benjamin Jones, Jr. and Benji Jarratt (Hope Pittman); grandson, Eric Jones and fiancée’, Brandy Nickelston; granddaughter-in-law, Samantha Jo Harrell and great-granddaughter, Ava Harrell.

Funeral services will be private.

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

Mary Belle Harrison Parker Nye

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July 28, 1933-September 20, 2020

Visitation Services

5-7 p.m. Friday, September 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

11 a.m. Saturday, September 26

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

Mary Belle Harrison Parker Nye, 87, of Jarratt, Virginia, departed this life on Sunday, September 20, 2020 to go be with her Father in Heaven, along with many departed loved ones and pets. Born to Claude and Pearl Harrison on July 28, 1933, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Garland Slade Parker. She was also preceded in death by her son, Garland Slade "Rusty" Parker and her second husband, Abner Alexander Nye. 

At a young age, Mary started her career at Johns-Manville Corporation in Jarratt. She retired from Georgia-Pacific Corporation, (which bought the Johns-Manville plant at Jarratt), after 43 years of service. She also worked as the Town Clerk of Jarratt and eventually became the Mayor after serving on Town Council. She was very active in her community and in her church, Centenary United Methodist Church in Jarratt where she served as Treasurer for many years and was also on several committees. She also served as delegate for the church conference. She was an officer in the Quarter Century Club of Johns-Manville. Earlier in life, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Stony Creek Chapter. Mary was an incredibly talented person, as evidenced by her many accomplishments. She used to make her own fresh evergreen Christmas decorations, and even made her children's clothes. Mary loved God, her husbands, her children, stepchildren, her friends and her beloved pets. 

Mary is survived by her daughters, Sherri Dawn Parker and companion, Bill Dutton, Jr. and Sandra Slade Parker York and husband, Peter York of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and a number of nieces and nephews; step-sons, Paul Nye and wife, Diane and Peter Nye and wife, Valerie. She is also survived by her special friend, Hazel Ann Leonard and her beloved cats, who brought her much company near the end of her life. 

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd in Jarratt where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26. (Please consider all protocols of social distancing and face coverings). Private family interment will follow. 

Floral tributes are welcomed, as Mary loved her flowers, but if you prefer a memorial donation please make it to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O Box 472, Jarratt, Virginia 23867 or to the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society, 113 Baker St., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

Charles Martin, Sr.,

June 1, 1937-September 17-1937

Graveside Services

2 p.m. Saturday, September 19

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Charles Martin, Sr., 83, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was the son of the late Wilbur Lawrence Martin and Ruby Gill Martin and was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Betty B. Martin; son, Charles Martin, Jr.; two daughters, Lelia Boney (James) and Tammy Veliky (Stewart); grandchildren, David, Tiffany, Joseph, Lisa and Anthony; four step-grandchildren, Brent, Brad, Eric and Leslie; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Suggs (Gene) and Martha Blankenship and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held graveside 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Evelyn Woodruff Moore

February 26, 1936-September 7, 2020

Visitation Services

10 a.m. Thursday, September 10

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

11 a.m. Thursday, September 10

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

Evelyn Woodruff Moore, 84, of Jarratt, widow of Wilbur H. Moore, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. She was the daughter of the late William Albert Woodruff and Verna Braxton Woodruff. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank, William “Bill”, Cecil, Charles “Tuck” and Daniel Woodruff and sisters, Sue W. Odom, Betty Jarratt Fitzgerald and Katherine “Kitty” Ehrhart.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her children, Wilbur H. Moore, Jr. (Peggy), Kathy M. Carroll (Mike), Richard D. “Doug” Moore (Sherri) and Albert “Keith” Moore (Renee’); grandchildren, Melissa Moore, Michelle Carroll, Danny Moore, Ricky Moore, Rebecca Moore Chester and Bryan K. Moore; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Onnie L. Woodruff (Brenda); sisters, Shelia W. Pierce (Bobby) and Ann W. Floyd (Luke) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 10 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 High Hills Cemetery.

Please consider all protocols for covid-19 including masks and social distancing.

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

 

Audrey Faye Howell

May 6, 1961-August 24, 2020

Audrey Faye Howell, 59, of Emporia, widow of Marvin Wayne Howell, Sr., passed away Monday, August 24, 2020. She was also preceded in death by her father, Jerry Leonard Draper, Sr. and two brothers, Jerry Leonard Draper, Jr. and Donald Wadell Draper.

Faye is survived by two daughters, Sherry Jarratt (Ron) and Tiffany Byrum (Hunter) and son, Marvin Howell, Jr. (Tiffany); eight grandchildren, Stephanie Powell, Chris Jarratt, Natalie Jarratt, Jordin Jarratt, Logan Howell, Conner Howell, Noah Howell and Isobella Byrum; great-granddaughter, Ma’Kenzie Fox; her mother, Virginia Frances Draper, sister, Barbara Woodard and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 at the home of her son, Marvin Howell, Jr.

The funeral service will be held graveside 11 a.m. Thursday, August 27 at Drewryville Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Jeremy Slagle.

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

Geraldine Allen Bass

August 15, 1929-August 6, 2020

Services

11 a.m. Saturday, August 8

Fountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

11539 Lowground Rd
Emporia, VA 23847

Geraldine Allen Bass, 90, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Bass, Sr.; her daughter, Mitzi Cantrell, a sister, Audrey Whitehead and two brothers, Elton Allen and Calvin “Butch” Allen.

Mrs. Bass is survived by her daughter, Janie Kitchen of Skippers; son, Thomas E. Bass, Jr. of Little Elm, TX; grandson, Duane Kitchen (Robin) of Orange County, CA; sister, Mildred Pittard (Don) of Murfreesboro, TN; three brothers, Troy Allen of Rocky Mount, NC, Graham Allen of Wake Forest, NC and Gilbert Allen of Roanoke Rapids, NC; sister-in-law, Faye Allen of East Point, GA and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held graveside 11 a.m. Saturday, August 8 at Fountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Brent Elliott Watkins

June 9, 1982-August 3, 2020

Brent Elliott Watkins passed away Monday, August 3, 2020. He is survived by his fiancée, Ashley Townsend; son, Brent “Boo” Watkins, Jr., daughter, Haylee Watkins; his mother, Barbara Britt; two sisters, Rebecca Allen Moore and April Watkins; brother, Charles R. Allen; nephews, Steven Allen, Raymond Cottrell and Gavin Allen and niece, Layla Allen.

The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

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

Thomas James Floyd

December 23, 1962-August 1, 2020

Graveside Services

11 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020

Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery
4438 Independence Church Road
Emporia, Virginia

Thomas James Floyd, 57, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bettie Lynch Floyd and William Luther Floyd.

Mr. Floyd is survived by his sister, Ann Floyd Barnes; his brother, Lawrence Floyd (Ann); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his extended family and caregivers at Arch Support Residential Services including special friend, Alyce Chambliss.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 7 at Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Narcissa Petterossi Callahan “Cheesa”

June 19, 1939-July 30, 2020

Visitation Services

12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, August 6

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

2 p.m. Thursday, August 6

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

Narcissa Petterossi Callahan “Cheesa” 81, from Emporia, Virginia went to her heavenly home on July 30, 2020 surrounded by her family at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Cheesa was born on June 19, 1939 in Endicott, New York to Mercedes Hurt and moved with her mother and family to Richmond, Virginia when she was four years old.  She graduated from John Marshall High School in Richmond and worked at Shell Oil company before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Melvin and moving to Emporia in 1968.  Cheesa worked for several local lawyers, Clary Realty, First Citizen’s Bank, and New York Life Insurance before beginning a job for Greensville County as an Administrative Assistant where she retired in 2006.

Cheesa was a devoted and loving wife and mother to Melvin and Dawn and always very kind and welcoming to everyone she met.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and following her family and friends on social media.  She enjoyed bowling, playing golf, horse racing, doing puzzle with her husband, watching Dancing with The Stars, The Voice, and going on shopping trips with her daughter and granddaughter. She loved watching baseball and college football and would pull her favorite teams, the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Washington Nationals to victory.  One of the highlights of her love for watching baseball was when the Washington Nationals won the World Series and she was able to rag her grandson who pulled for the NY Yankees.  Although there were many things that Cheesa loved, she loved nothing more than her family, friends, Johnny Mathias, and the movie Dirty Dancing.

Cheesa leaves to cherish her loving memory to her husband of 54 years Melvin Callahan, her daughter Dawn Guy and husband David, her grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Laurel Wright (Dustin), Jake Pope (Sara), and Ashley Pope.  She is also survived by her great- grandchildren that brought her so many special blessings and smiles, Emerie and Ellison Wright, Grady Pope, Kendall Hedgepeth, Bryson, Austin, and Weston Pope, brothers–in-law Bob Callahan (Sarah), Pat Callahan, Mike Callahan (Bernice), several cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She also leaves to cherish her memory, her best friend who was like her sister, Ann” Jenks” Pollard and her goddaughter Kristen Petty.

She was predeceased by her mother Mercedes Hurt, her step brother Michael Hurt, her brother-in-law Jerry Callahan and sister-in-law Kay Callahan.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 6 at Owen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 12:30 – 2 prior to the service.

Walter C. Whitehead, Sr.

April 10, 1935 - July 26, 2020

Graveside Services

2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

 

Mr. Walter C. Whitehead, Sr., 85, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne; sister, Linda and a brother, Bill.

Mr. Whitehead is survived by his wife, Carolyn D. Whitehead; daughter, Betty Turner; (Cleveland) three sons, Cliff Whitehead (Carolyn), Bryan Whitehead (Lisa) and Anthony Whitehead (Sandra) nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Audrey and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held graveside 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Robert Edward “Bob” Etheridge

July 15, 1944-July 19, 2020

Services

11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22

Calvary Baptist Church
310 North Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

 

Robert Edward “Bob” Etheridge, 76, passed away peacefully July 19, 2020.

Bob is survived by his wife of 17 years Donna Falls Etheridge, his son, Mark Etheridge (Jodie), His grandchildren, Joshua, Caroline, and Christian.  His brothers Jimmy Etheridge (Sue) and Ricky Etheridge (Doris). His wife's children Melody Thorpe (Henry) and Byron Falls. His wife's grandchildren Matthew Thorpe, Todd Thorpe (Jordan), Jackson Falls and Waverly Clements-Falls and a great grandchild Watson Thorpe.

Bob was born in Martin County, North Carolina on July 15, 1944 to Esther Ruth and James Clinton Etheridge. He loved working on his cars and playing his guitars.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Calvary Baptist Church 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia. A graveside committal will follow at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Cemetery, North South St. Hamilton, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Calvary Baptist Church in Emporia, Virginia.

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

Sandra Kay O’Bannon,

September 24, 1958 - July 17, 2020

Visitation Graveside Service

9 a.m. Monda, July 20, 2020

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

10 a.m. Monda, July 20, 2020

High Hills Memorial Cemetery
Kientz Road
Jarratt, Virginia

 

Sandra Kay O’Bannon, 61, of Emporia, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. She was the daughter of the late William Watson Masterson, Sr. and Pearline Masterson and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Jackson Masterson and William Watson Masterson, Jr.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Robert O’Bannon; daughters, Priscilla Ann O’Bannon and Brittany O’Bannon; grandchildren, Kameron Jace O’Bannon and Messiah O’Bannon and several more grandchildren; sister, Patricia Mounce and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at High Hills Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Owen Funeral Home.

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

Faye Kitchen Francis

September 25, 1944-July 17, 2020

Services

11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21

Calvary Baptist Church
310 North Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

Faye Kitchen Francis, 75, of Emporia, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Owen and Virginia Kitchen and was also preceded in death by her sister, Ann Scarboro and brothers, Waverly, Herman, James and Donnie Kitchen.

Faye is survived by her son, Robert “Robbie” Francis, Jr. (Deste); grandchildren, Tyler Francis and Kim Gillam; sister, Anita Jarratt (C.D.); brother, Clyde Kitchen (Shelby) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St. in Emporia. Interment will follow at Capron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

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

William Richard Gay

April 10, 1962-July 11, 2020

William Richard Gay, 58, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was the son of the late William Rufus Gay and Paige Harrell Gay and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Woodruff Gay and sister, Tammy Gay Harrington.

Richard is survived by his son, Christopher Gay (Amanda Harris); two grandsons, Christopher Michael Gay, Jr. and Jace Alexander Gay; brothers, Timothy Russell Gay and Tony Craig Gay; sister, Jessica Gay and six nieces and nephews.

The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

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

James R. “Jamie” Moore (aka, “Hillbilly”)

April 11, 1971 - June 25, 2020

James R. “Jamie” Moore (aka, “Hillbilly”), 49, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Faye Moore.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Kristy Dawn Moore; son, Daniel Bailey (Heather); grandchildren, Autum, Bryson, Cassidy and Dylan Bailey; his adopted Dad, Franklin B. “Duke” Moore and biological father, Jack McCaffity (Kathy); sisters, Debbie Turner (Edward), Priscilla Butler and Misty; brothers, Scott Moore (Lora) and Pete Moore (Kathy);Joshua McCaffity (Jennifer), Justin McCaffity, Gene Butler (Amanda), Chris Butler (Kathy), Brandon Butler (Ashley) and a large, caring extended family of numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and many treasured friends.

The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

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

William T. “Buck” Thorpe

January 02, 1944 - June 22, 2020

Gravside Services

11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
11539 Lowground Rd
Emporia, VA 23847

William T. “Buck” Thorpe, 76, of Emporia, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020. He was the son of the late Neuit & Ruth Thorpe and was also preceded in death by a sister, Rose Rabbitt and a brother, John Thorpe.

“Buck” is survived by a daughter, Tracy T. Mitchell (Micah) and a son, William T. “Thad” Thorpe, Jr.; three grandchildren, Matthew M. Cutcliff, James B. Cutcliff and Benjamin W. Mitchell; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Cutcliff; four sisters, Maggie Bendell (Eldon), Edith Morriss, Peggy Vaughan and Ruth O’Berry; two brothers, Neuit Thorpe (Patsy) and Earl Thorpe (Anita); the mother of his children, Ruth W. Thorpe and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at Fountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Elsie Harrell Edwards

September 11, 1925-Jun2 22, 2020

Graveside Services

11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Elsie Harrell Edwards, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020 surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Dudley Grizzard Edwards; her parents, Henry Edward Harrell, Sr. and Emily Proctor Harrell; her brother, H. Edward Harrell, Jr. and son-in-law, Earl C. Baldwin. Mrs. Edwards is survived by her three daughters, Connie Harrell and husband, Donnie, Terri Branch and husband, Bobby and Sharon Mattox and husband, Tim. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jeremy Branch and wife, Melissa, Daniel Mattox, Erin Byrum and husband, Ryan, Matthew Harrell and wife, Carla, and Jordan Mattox and fiancée Kristin Whiting. Her three great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Henry Branch, and Graysen Byrum were a great joy to her. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Harrell, and cousin, Gladys Morris who was more like a sister to her.

Elsie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked beside her husband on their peanut farm in Sussex County near Jarratt. She and Dudley raised their children in a Christian home on that farm teaching them lessons that guide them through life today. She loved to cook for her family. Her grandchildren used to tell her, “You sure are a good cooker, Gran.” She loved her family deeply. We will miss her every day.

She was lifelong member of Lebanon United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years. As she aged and could no longer attend church, she always would tell the pastor  and others, “I miss going to church. I wish I could go.”

Her wish, if you so desire, is for any memorials to be sent to Lebanon United Methodist Church, c/o Lou Harrell, 25123 Blue Star Highway, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

A service officiated by the Reverend Donna Smith will be conducted at the gravesite at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, 1250 Skippers Rd, Emporia, Virginia 11 a.m. Friday, June 26.

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

Nancy Elliott Roach

September 27, 1937-June 21, 2020

Graveside Services

Thursday, June 23, 2020, 12 Noon

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia
 

Nancy Elliott Roach, 82, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Obie B. and Anne Archer Elliott and was also preceded in death by her son, Charlie Taylor, brothers, O. B. Elliott, Bud Elliott and Jimmy Elliott; sister, Dolly Sasser and sister-in-law, Christine Elliott

Mrs. Roach is survived by her son, Sam Roach (Sherie); sister, Bell Sadler (Herman, Jr.); sisters-in-law, Martha Elliott and Deelaine Elliott; brother-in-law, Leroy Sasser and a number of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved feline companion, Buttercup.

The funeral service will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, June 23 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Zion Baptist Church.

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

Kate Minerva Ammons Bishop

November 08, 1924 - June 15, 2020

Kate Minerva Ammons Bishop died quietly in her sleep on June 15, at the Eugene Bloom Retirement Center where she had been a resident of 9 years.

Being the fourth child of twelve children, Mrs. Bishop was born on November 8, 1924, in Jackson County, North Carolina, to Richard and Ruth Ammons.
 
Shortly after high school she married her husband, Thomas Bishop, and together they had 8 children. Kate Bishop became a dedicated homemaker and a talented cook who was known for her ability to make the tastiest meals out of the most meager ingredients.  Her homemade biscuits and savory greenbeans brought her children home long after they had started families of their own.
 
Preceded by her husband of 66 years, one daughter Wanda Sue, and one son Donald Lee, Mrs. Bishop is survived by her sister, Alice Aikens of Yorktown VA, Daughter Kitty Ervin of Freeman, VA, son, Tommy Bishop of Carrsville, VA, Clara Mullinax of Cleveland, GA, Linda Hiles of Louisville, KY, David Bishop of FLA, and Rita Ganz of Makakilo, HI. Her family includes ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
 
A private graveside service will be held Friday, June 19 at Williamsburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org.)
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Margaret C. Conwell

January 03, 1925 - June 14, 2020

Graveside Services

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:30 PM

Greensville Memorial Cemetery 

1250 Skippers Rd 
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Mrs. Margaret C. Conwell, 95, of Emporia, widow of Linwood Conwell passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020. She is survived by three sons, Allen Conwell (Vicki), David C. Conwell (Vicky) and Tony Conwell (Susan); six grandchildren, Joe Conwell (Melissa), Jeffrey Conwell, Nic Conwell (Stephanie), Julie Wheeler (Bryan), Jenny C. Phillips (Craig) and Casey Vaughan (Chris); seven great-grandchildren, Chelsea & Cassidy Conwell, Dennis Phillips, Isabel & Emily Vaughan and Benjamin & Madelyn Conwell and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad or to Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department.

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

Tammy Gay Harrington,

August 3, 1973-June 8, 2020

Tammy Gay Harrington, 46, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Davis (Cody); her son, Michael Harrington; three brothers, Richard Gay, Timmy Gay and Tony Gay; sister, Jessi Gay; two nieces and three nephews.

The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

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

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