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Emma Burton Powell

Mrs. Emma Burton Powell of South Boston died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Berry Hill Nursing Home. She was born in Scottsburg on Nov. 30, 1916 and was 93 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jessie T. Burton and Hattie James Childress Burton and was married to the late A. Wilson Powell.

Mrs. Powell was a member of Second Baptist Church, South Boston where she served as church clerk, WMU president and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include one son, Tyrone W. Powell of Halifax; one daughter, Brenda P. Young and husband, Homer, of South Boston; three granddaughters, Rhonda Y. Styles of Dothan, AL, Danette Young of Colonial Heights and Amy P. Carson of San Diego, CA; one grandson, Christopher H. Young of Greensboro, NC; four great-grandsons, Michael T. Carlton of Richmond, Cole Christopher Young of Greensboro, Isaac Carson and Griffin Carson of San Diego; two great-great-grandchildren, Victoria and Trevor Carlton of Richmond; two brothers, Thomas Burton of Scottsburg and Norman Burton of MD; seven sisters, Grace Talbott of MS, Ola Mae Hack of MD, Annie Snead and Hattie Leah Puckett, both of Scottsburg, Jackie Conner of Victoria and Gilma Shand of Richmond; and one sister-in-law, Mary Burton of MD.

Two brothers, Jesse and Alford Burton, also preceded Mrs. Powell in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with James Styles officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Brenda and Homer Young, 109 King Richard Lane, South Boston.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funearl  Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

Margaret Jean Wilson Wilbourne

Margaret Jean Wilson Wilbourne, 62, of Clarksville, wife of Charles Wayne Wilbourne, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Halifax Regional Hospital. The daughter of the late Francis Coley and Ruby Odell Wilson, Jean was a graduate of J.F. Webb High School with the Class of 1966. She was employed with Peeble’s Department Store for 15 years and had cared for children in her home since 1992. She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Reverend Chris Sorenson officiating.  Interment will follow in Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Skipwith. 

In addition to her husband of 43 years, Jean is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Tim Powell and their son, Lex, of Clarksville; her sister, Ann W. Mathews of Oxford, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben and Montie Lou Wilson of Oxford, and Donald and Nell Wilson of Clarksville; and sister-in-law, Nancy Wilson of Oxford. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Wilson and Reverend Ronnie Mathews. 

The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.

Andrew Jackson Price Sr.

Mr. Andrew Jackson Price Sr., of 1167 Lewis Ferrell Road, South Boston, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at his home.  He was born in Giles County on Dec. 6, 1923 and was 86 years of age. He was married to the late Vernie Elizabeth Lewis Price.  Mr. Price was a retired farmer and was a WW II Army Air Corp Veteran.

Survivors include one son, 
Andrew J. “AJ” Price Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Oak Level
; three daughters, 
Jean Price Farmer and husband, James, of Vernon Hill,
 Shirley Price Allen and husband, Billy, of Keeling, 
Mary Carolyn Price Helton and husband, Billy, of South Boston; 
10 grandchildren
; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernie Elizabeth Lewis Price.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Oak Level Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Ed Melvin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites.

Visitation was held at Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and other times at his home.

For memorials, please consider the Oak Level Vol. Fire Department, 2019 Oak Level Road, Halifax, 24558, the Oak Level Presbyterian Church, 5094 Oak Level Road, Halifax, or the Southside Virginia Alzheimers Association, 908 Q, Hwy. 1, South Hill,  23970.

Online memorials may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

Vernon Lacy ‘Buddy’ Fisher

Mr. Vernon Lacy “Buddy” Fisher of 1131 Cody Road, Nathalie died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 29, 1931 and was 78 years of age. He was the son of the late Reginald Vernon Fisher and Edith Jennings Fisher and was married to Evelyn Poindexter Fisher, who survives.

Mr. Fisher was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove where he was a past deacon. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Volens American Legion Post 342.

Mr. Vernon Lacy “Buddy” Fisher is survived by his wife, Evelyn Poindexter Fisher of Nathalie; one son, Bobby C. Fisher and wife Lisa of Nathalie; one daughter, Connie F. Blanks and husband Richard of Lynch Station; two granddaughters, Priscilla and Marilyn Fisher of Nathalie; one grandson, Thomas A. Blanks and wife Tammy of Lynch Station; one great-granddaughter, Kayla Blanks of Lynch Station; two step-grandchildren, Chelsea Fogus and Chase Fogus of Lynch Station; two sisters-in-law, Helen C. Fisher and Barbara G. Fisher, both of Nathalie; and one brother-in-law, Larry (Joe) Angel of Nathalie.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Laura Blanks Nichols; two brothers, Louis J. Fisher and E. Douglas Fisher; one sister, Betty F. Angel; and his stepmother, Dorothy I. Fisher.

Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Lacy “Buddy” Fisher will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove with the Rev. Shelton Miles III officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lee Roy Davis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the service.

For memorials, please consider First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Building Fund, c/o M. Anderson, Treasurer, 2201 Leda Grove Road, Nathalie, VA 24577; Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592; or Lynchburg Hospice of the Hills, 1900 Tate Springs Road Suite 19, Lynchburg, VA 24501.

Special thanks to numerous friends and neighbors for all the many kind deeds and hard work. Special thanks to Kim and Patricia of Lynchburg Hospice of the Hills.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

Margaret Inez Adkins

Margaret Inez Adkins, of 1329 Wilkerson St., South Boston, died Dec. 18, 2009 at her daughter’s home.

Mrs. Adkins was born in Halifax County and was the daughter of the late John Gordon and Vernie Oliver Bunnell.

She was a retired inspector for Daystrom Furniture Company, and was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

Ms. Adkins is survived by two daughters, Judy A. Waddle and husband Bill of Halifax; and Bonnie A. Bagbey of Alton; three grandsons, Michael Waddle, Jared Bagbey and Jordan Bagbey; one granddaughter, Melissa Waddle; and fiancé Stuart Forlines of South Boston.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Harris.

Funeral services for Margaret Inez Adkins will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Adkins officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation was at Brooks Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 20, and at other times at the home of Judy and Bill Waddle, 1055 Dan River Church Road.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials please consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA., 24592, or Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA., 24592.

Thelma Florine Carr

Mrs. Thelma Florine Carr of Lennig Road, Nathalie, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80.

Mrs. Carr was born in Halifax County on Nov. 11, 1929 to the late Mr. Austin Jennings and Mrs. Nettie Leigh Jennings and was married to the late Mr. George W. Carr.

She was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Thelma Florine Carr is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marion Staten of Randolph, Ms. Frances Carr of Bamberg, Germany and Mrs. Peggy Davis of Nathalie; five sons, Mr. Willie Doyle of Upato, GA., Mr. Douglas Carr of South Boston, Mr. Dennis Carr and Mr. Ronald Carr, both of Clarksville, TN, and Mr. James Carr of Nathalie; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wade of Halifax and Mrs. Queen Asher of Roxboro, N.C.; six brothers, Mr. Charlie Jennings, Mr. Waverly Jennings and Mr. Louis Jennings, all of Nathalie, Mr. Lynwood Jennings of Suffolk, Mr. James Jennings of Alexandria, and Mr. Willie Roy Jennings of Baltimore, MD; two sons-in-law, Mr. Clarence Staten and Mr. Ernest Davis; four daughters-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Carr, Mrs. Vicki Carr, Mrs. Carmen Carr and Mrs. Juanita Carr; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; two aunts; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mrs. Blanche Coles and Mrs. Mamie White.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Marshal and Ms. Grovine Jennings.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Florine Carr will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Traynham Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Keen officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, 3239 Lennig Road, Nathalie, and public viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

Mary Christine Canada Garrett

Mrs. Mary Christine Canada Garrett, of Morton’s Ferry Road, Clover, died Dec. 18 at her residence at the age of 72.

Mrs. Garrett was born in Halifax County on March 3, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Mr. Floyd Alexandria Canada and Mrs. Mary Buster Canada.

She was married to Mr. William Evans Garrett Sr. and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Garrett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Janice Canada Mitchell of Clover and Ms. Edna Denise Garrett of Arlington; two sons, Mr. William Evans Garrett Jr. of Clover and Mr. Kenneth Wayne Garrett of Alexandria; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edith Coleman Garrett of Clover; a son-in-law, Mr. Jeffrey Messiah Mitchell of Clover; two grandsons, one sister, Mrs. Connie M. Jones; two brothers, Mr. James A. Canada and Mr. Johnnie E. Canada; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Canada, Clarrinza Guthrie, Barbara Williams and Shirley Jones, and one brother, Floyd Canada.

Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Christine Canada Garrett will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. with services at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence, Morton’s Ferry Road, Clover.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

Carrie Clark Coleman

Mrs. Carrie Clark Coleman of 1032 Archer Trail, Halifax died Dec. 16 at her residence at the age of 95.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Halifax County on Oct. 18, 1914, and was the daughter of the late Mr. Roy Clark and Mrs. Sally Holt Clark. She was married to the late Mr. Phillip Coleman and was a member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors of Mrs. Coleman include one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Easley of Halifax; four grandchildren, Ms. Carolyn Easley and Mr. Robert Easley, both of Halifax, Ms. Frances Easley of Scottsburg and Mrs. Tabbie Crowder of South Boston; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Catherine Clark and Mrs. Mary Owen; and five brothers, Bernard, Tally, William, Dan and Frank Clark.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax with Preacher J. Lindsey Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the home and public viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

James David Sydnor

Mr. James David Sydnor of 114 King Richard Lane, South Boston died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at his residence at the age of 56.

Mr. Sydnor was born in Halifax County on Sept. 8, 1953, to Mrs. Emma Alfreda Noblin Sydnor and the late Mr. Clyde Sydnor and was a United States Air Force veteran.

Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Shirleta Sydnor of South Boston, Mrs. Shamike Griffin of Dover, DE and Ms. Lumekka Sydnor of Lewes, DE; one son, Mr. James Sydnor Jr. of Lewes; his mother of South Boston; four sisters, Mrs. Sylvia S. Miles, Ms. Nancy R. Sydnor, Mrs. Amy S. Williams and Ms. Jean Harris, all of South Boston; three brothers, Mr. Clyde Sydnor Jr., Mr. Clarence Sydnor and Mr. Donald Harris, all of South Boston; three aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Sydnor will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford House in Halifax with Brother Rodney Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence. Public viewing for family and friends will be held at Jeffress Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

Barbara Nelson Baird

Mrs. Barbara Nelson Baird of Alton, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in South Boston at the age of 87 following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Providence, RI, to the late Harold and Martha Nelson of Warwick, RI, and was married to the late Charles H. Tingley and the late Robert G. Baird.

Mrs. Baird is survived by two sons, Henry K. Tingley and wife Judy of Alton, Carl H. Tingley and wife Debi of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; one daughter, Anne Vanstone of Edmonton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Mrs. Baird will be held Friday, Dec. 18, at Quidnesset Memorial Park in N. Kingstown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements are by Urquhart Murphy Mortuary, Warwick, RI.

This announcement is a courtesy of Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.