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Billy Marshall Granger

Mr. Billy Marshall Granger of 5133 Clays Mill Road, Scottsburg died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

He was born February 22, 1925 and was 83 years of age. He was the son of the late John Cabell Granger and Lena Clark Granger and was married to the late Lorine Yancey Granger.

Mr. Granger was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and Sunday school secretary. He was a member of Kern’s Lodge #143 where he was past master and past secretary, French Lodge #270, Bethel Ruritan Club and the Halifax County Electoral Board.

He was a Marine veteran of World War II, having served on Iwo Jima and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a retired farmer and businessman, having owned and operated Clays Mill Store from 1968-1987.

Mr. Billy Marshall Granger is survived by one son, Bill Granger and wife Susan of Halifax; one grandson, Drew Granger of Halifax; one brother, Cecil Granger of Halifax; and one sister-in-law, Jean Carol Martin of South Boston.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Joan Dale Granger; two brothers, Waverly Granger and Ernest Granger; and by one sister, Justine Powell.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Marshall Granger will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Madison, the Rev. Jim Kopco, Father David Booher and Father Gary Butterworth officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the Winns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Monday from 7-9 p.m. and other times at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Susan Granger, 75 North Main Street, Halifax.

Those wishing to give memorials other than flowers may consider Kerns Lodge #143, Bob Turklington, secretary, 1105 Buckhorn Drive, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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

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

Bobby Lee Loyd

Mr. Bobby Lee Loyd of South Boston died Sept. 25, 2009 at the Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on April 11, 1942 and was 67 years old. He was the son of the late Charlie Thomas Loyd and the late Luvinia Russell Loyd and married to the late Margaret Rebecca ‘Becky’ Loyd.

Mr. Loyd was a member of Centerville United Church of Christ and attended Union United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and owner-operator of Flags and Such.

Survivors include one daughter Margaret LeAnn Creasy and husband, Jay, of South Boston; one son, Wallace Spencer Loyd and wife, Michelle, of South Boston; two grandchildren, Zachary Tyler Loyd and Rebecca Ellen Loyd, both of South Boston; two brothers, Shirley Edward Loyd of Roxboro, NC and Eugene Davis Loyd of South Boston; a number of nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Anne Saunders of South Boston. One brother, Charlie R. Loyd, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Maxine Crenshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of his son, 512 Greenway Drive, South Boston.

In lieu of flowers please consider Patrick Henry Boys Home, P.O. Box 1398, Brookneal, 24528 or Union United Methodist Church, Union Church Road, Halifax, 24558.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com

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

Marshall Webb Martin

Mr. Marshall Webb Martin of 3060 Chatham Road, Halifax died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 89.

He was born in Halifax County on July 26, 1920 to the late James T. and Alice Tatum Martin and was married for 62 years to the late Eula Glascow Martin.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Martin is survived by a daughter, Alice M. Cole and husband Henry of Virgilina; a son, Wayne Martin and wife Linda of Danville; two grandchildren, Lynn C. Bowes and Robert Cole; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Branscome, David Branscome and Thomas Cole.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Annie Crenshaw, Maude Shields, Peggy Martin and Lona Martin; and by five brothers, Wesley Martin, Claude Martin, Lacy Martin, Oscar Martin and Joe Martin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home Tuesday night from 7-8:30 and at other times at the home of his daughter, Alice Cole, 1135 Ford Lane, Virgilina.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Florence Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 162, Virgilina, VA 24598.

Online condolences may be made to www.brooksfhinc.com.

George Washington Richardson

Mr. George Washington Richardson of Hudson Road, Virgilina died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 61.

Mr. Richardson was born in Halifax County on October 15, 1947 to Mr. Eddie Richardson and Mrs. Mabel Wilkins Richardson and was married to Mrs. Theresa Ferguson Richardson.

He was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Mr. George Washington Richardson is survived by his parents, Mr. Eddie Richardson and Mrs. Mabel Richardson of Virgilina; five sisters, Ms. Emma Richardson of Virgilina, Mrs. Margaret Lawson of Alton, Ms. Charlotte Richardson, Mrs. Alma Richardson-Scott and Ms. Florence Richardson, all of Accokeek, MD; five brothers, Mr. Charlie Richardson of Virgilina, Mr. Paul Richardson of Alton, Dr. Percy Richardson of Halifax, Mr. Larry Richardson of Ringgold, and Mr. Robert Richardson of Lawrenceville; four step-children; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Daniel Wilkins Richardson.

Funeral services for Mr. George Washington Richardson will be held Monday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Mr. Paul Richardson, 1098 Whitt Loop, Alton.

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

Roger Wendell Norwood

Mr. Roger Wendell Norwood of Virgie Cole Road, South Boston died Sept. 21 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 60.

Mr. Norwood was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1949, and was the son of the late Mr. James Henry Norwood and Mrs. Mary Louise Chappell Norwood. He was married to Mrs. Keisha Richardson Norwood and was a member of Jeters Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Raven Walton, Roger Norwood Jr., Maria Walton and Rokee Richardson; two stepsons, Kwame Richardson and Naisha Richardson; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Mr. Sherman Norwood of Mt. Vernon, NY and Mr. Mason Norwood of Yonkers, NY; six sisters, Mrs. Clevie Givens of New York, NY, Mrs. Pauline Norwood and Mrs. Faustine Crutchfield, both of Mt. Vernon, Ms. Naydene Norwood, Ms. Phyllis Norwood and Mrs. Olivia Holmes, all of Yonkers; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jean Richardson;  one brother-in-law, Mr. Charlie Roberts; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Norwood and Mrs. Carrie Norwood; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Norwood was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Henry Norwood and Mr. Arthur Norwood; and one sister, Mrs. Luella Roberts.

Funeral services will be held Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Jeters Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Samuel Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Ms. Martha Norwood, 2177 Virgie Cole Road, South Boston.

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

Daniel Webster ‘Dude’ Perkins Sr.

Mr. Daniel Webster ‘Dude’ Perkins Sr. of 1072 Union Church Road, Halifax died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at his home. He was born in Halifax County Oct. 19, 1934 and was 74 years of age. He was the son of the late Isaac Perkins and Ethel Perkins Perkins and was married to Janet Womack Perkins, who survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Michele McCubbins and husband, Dean, of South Boston; one son, Daniel W. ‘Buck’ Perkins of the home and special friend, Dee Carson; his grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler Sweeney, both of South Boston; two sisters, Mabel Conner of Halifax and Hazel Hersman of Richmond; one brother, Charlie Perkins of Vernon Hill; six sisters-in-law, Kim Conner and Patricia Vaughan, both of Halifax, Carolyn Perkins of Vernon Hill, Donna Hazelwood of Scottsburg, Dawn Anderson of Dry Fork and Jean Perkins of Gum Springs; three brothers-in-law, Lee Womack of Halifax, Ronald Womack of Rebecca, GA and Robert Womack of Pelham, NC; his mother-in-law, Regina Womack of Halifax; and his special friends, Tom Cole and Kenny Rice. One brother, Andrew Perkins; and his father-in-law, Hurley Womack Sr., also preceded Mr. Perkins in death.

Funeral services will be held Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Maxine Crenshaw and Jeaux Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home this evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at his home.

For memorials, consider the Halifax County Cancer Assoc., P.O. Box 875, South Boston, 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com

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

Sammie Steele ‘Chief’ Adams

Mr. Sammie Steele ‘Chief’ Adams of 1225 Bellevue Road, Halifax died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Elkin, NC June 30, 1930 and was 79 years of age. He was the son of the late John Winifred Adams and Reba Steele Adams.

Mr. Adams was a member of South Boston Church of God and was a retired supervisor of J.P. Stevens. He also served in the Army National Guard. He was an all around athlete and was recognized in boxing, softball, football and bowling. He played one year of football for Appalachian State.

His survivors include five children, Terri Adams DeBord ‘T-Bone’ of Greensboro, NC, Brett McCracken and wife, Patricia, of High Point, NC, Gregg McCracken of Albuquerque, NM, Sammy ‘Sonny’ Adams of South Boston and Brenda Gayle Adams of Halifax; two step-daughters, Cheryl Thompson and Robin Throckmorton, both of South Boston; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. One grandson, Seth Adams, also preceded Mr. Adams in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at South Boston Church of God with Pastor Bruce Hagy, Pastor Grant Dyer and the Rev. Joyce Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at his home.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com.

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

Arthur Gable Coleman

Mr. Arthur Gable Coleman of Richmond, formerly of South Boston, died Saturday, Sept. 19 at Kindred Hospital at the age of 56.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on January 27, 1953 to the late Mrs. Bernice Coleman Tune. He was married to Mrs. Cheryl Palmer Coleman and was a member of Cedar Street Memorial Baptist Church in Richmond.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Ms. Keonna Coleman of Richmond; one grandson, Mr. Jaiden Coleman; two brothers, Mr. Noah Shaheed of South Boston and Mr. Eric Tune of Charlottesville; one sister, Ms. Remonia Wright of South Boston; his stepfather, Mr. Frank Tune of South Boston; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Brenda Broadnax and Ms. Rhonda Norwood, both of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, including Mrs. Agatha Chambers and Mr. Curtis Coleman, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mr. Edwin Coleman.

Funeral services for Mr. Coleman will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. Noah Shaheed, 1610 Clay Street, South Boston.

At the request of the family there will be no public viewing.

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

Maidy Bane Landrum

Mrs. Maidy Bane Landrum 3071 Mountain Road, Halifax died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Berry Hill Nursing Home. She was born in Halifax County November 6, 1914 and was 94 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Puryear and Nannie Jo Chandler Puryear. She was married first to the late William Sydnor Bane then to the late William Landrum.

Mrs. Landrum was a member of Halifax Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy B. Wilborn of Halifax; two grandchildren, Nancy Andrews Pappenhagen and husband, James, of Holly Springs, NC and Mary Andrews Crowder and husband, Preston, of Halifax; two great-grandchildren, James Thomas Pappenhagen of Holly Springs and Matthew Thomas Crowder of Halifax; and one sister, Mattie Puryear Moore of Roanoke.

One son, Matthew Thomas Bane; one great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Crowder; four brothers, Andrew, Stephen, Lewis and Willie; and three sisters, Molly Williams, Louise Henderson and Mabel Puryear, also preceded Mrs. Landrum in death.

A graveside service will be held today, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at Halifax Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Collins officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.

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

Roosevelt Ebo Logan

Mr. Roosevelt Ebo Logan of South Boston, formerly of Pittsylvania County, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mr. Logan was born May 4, 1938 to the late Claude Stephens and Irene Logan and was 71 years of age at the time of his passing.
He was married to Janice Heart Logan and was a member of New Mt. Olive Holiness Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Rosetta, Eric, Garrie, Joanne (Amadee) and Ricky (April), all of Long Branch, NJ, Anthony (Carol) and Nancy (Tim) of South Boston; eight grandchildren; seen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Petty, Martha (Robert) and Yvonne (David); a brother, Claude Lee; an aunt, Rebecca Logan; and a host of other relatives and friends.
One daughter, Barbara, also preceded Mr. Logan in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Logan will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Olive Holiness Church with District Elder Leonia Palmer conducting the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services and other times at 540 Webster Street, South Boston and 1109 Blue Rock Road, Vernon Hill.

Arrangements are by Dunn and Sons Funeral Services, 540 North Main Street, Halifax.