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Martha D. Featherston Bailey

Mrs. Martha D. Featherston Bailey of 1034 Spencer Lane, Halifax died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 54.

Mrs. Bailey was born in Halifax County on Dec. 18, 1959 to Mrs. Martha Henderson Featherston and the late Mr. Melvin Featherston. Mrs. Bailey was married to Mr. Sherman Bailey and was a member of Denniston Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Ms. Sharon Featherston of South Boston and Ms. Karen Featherston of Cary, N.C.; one son, Mr. Jerry Featherston and wife Shelby of South Boston; five grandchildren, Javion, Mekhjay, Jaharri, Jamaad and Michael; her mother, Mrs. Martha Featherston; three sisters, Mrs. Evon Stovall and husband James of Halifax, Mrs. Annette Weir and Ms. Angela Featherston, both of Durham, N.C.; three godchildren, Antonio Bailey, Lasha Featherston and Nissakear Bauldwin; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her father, one brother, Mr. Melvin Featherston Jr. and one brother-in-law, Mr. James Bailey, also preceded Mrs. Bailey in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Denniston Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Spencer Wood officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mark Baptist Church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.