Obituaries

Thomas Benjamin “Ben” Mitchell

May 11, 1931-November 15, 2020

Visitation Graveside Services

 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November, 18, 2020

Independence United Methodist Church
4438 Independence Church Road
Emporia, Virginia

3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November, 18, 2020

Independence United Methodist Church
4438 Independence Church Road
Emporia, Virginia

Thomas Benjamin “Ben” Mitchell, 89, passed away on November 15, 2020 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was the vice president of Sadler Brothers Oil Company for many years. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. He was the son of the late, Clarence Wilson Mitchell and Daisy Daniel Mitchell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clarence W. Mitchell, Jr., William R. Mitchell, Horace Mitchell, sisters, Virginia Mitchell Hobbs, Mary Mitchell Norwood, Lillian High, Daisy Edwards, Jane Rodgester Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Whitby Mitchell, sister, Emma Mitchell Powell.

The family will receive friends at Independence United Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November, 18, 2020. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor R. Shaw Smith officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Independence United Methodist Church, in care of Evangeline Taylor, 5066 Dry Bread Road, Emporia, VA., 23847.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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.

Richard Jarratt Lee

Feberuary 20, 1943-October 31, 2020

Graveside Services

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at Emporia Cemetery

Emporia Cemetery
Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Richard Jarratt Lee, a local attorney residing in North Chesterfield, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020. He was born on February 20, 1943, and raised in Emporia, VA, where he graduated from Greensville County High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Upper Iowa University in 1979; and in 1981 he received a Master of Arts degree in Legal Studies from Antioch University.

Richard was he third son of the late Ruth Lee and Thomas E. Lee, Sr. He was preceded in death by his two older brothers, George and Tom. He is Survived by his wife Patricia Wiggins Lee, one son Raymond Mark Lee and his wife Melanie; his younger brother Bobby and his wife Denise. He is the proud Papa of three grandchildren, Kanyon, Tyler and Taylor Lee. He is also survived by nieces Kathy Queen, Becky Lee, Marti Scott, Ginger Coletrane, Tiffany Lee and Cristen Lee.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at Emporia Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

James A. Vincent, Sr.,

November 8, 1940-September 26, 2020

Graveside Services

 Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 2:00 P.M.

Corinth Cemetery

Skippers, Virginia

James A. Vincent, Sr., passed away on September 26, 2020 at the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 9, 1940 in Emporia, VA., to the late Billy B. and Frances Somner Vincent. He was also predeceased by his wife, Gwen Francis Vincent, children, James A. Vincent, Jr., Jill Frances Vincent, Amanda Francis Emerson, brother, Ronald F. Vincent, nephew, Jason B. Vincent.

He was a graduate of Greensville County High School and attended Louisburg Junior College in Louisburg, NC. He farmed in Greensville County in a family farming operation with his father, Billy B. Vincent and brothers Ronald and Lindsey for many years. Later he operated Vincent Grocery in Skippers, VA., until he retired.

He is survived by his siblings, Billy B. Vincent, Jr., (Helen), Joan V. Herring (Jack), Lindsey S. Vincent (Scott), his beloved granddaughter, two grandsons, along with nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Corinth Cemetery in Skippers, VA., on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Grizzard officiating.

Covid-19 guidelines will apply.

Online Condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Charles Harvey Gleason

January 1, 1945 - October 29, 2020

Charles Harvey Gleason, 75, passed away on October 29, 2020.  Charles was a retired Correctional Officer for the state of Virginia Department of Corrections and also served in the U.S. Navy.

He was the son of the late Perley Harvey Gleason and R. Marie Beeman Gleason. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James D. Gleason, and daughter, Charlene A. Gleason.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann Gleason, daughters, Michele Whitby (Rodney), Rochelle Jenkins (Donald), sister, C. Jeanne Stanton (Allen), and sister-in-law Judith A. Gleason grandchildren, Twyla Campbell, Kyle Rook, great-grandchildren Savannah Rook, Kole Rook and several nieces and nephews.

Martha Huskey Pearson

October 31, 1941 - October 27, 2020

Graveside Services

Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 2:00 P.M.

Emporia Cemetery
Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Martha Huskey Pearson, 78, passed away on October 27, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Willard E. Huskey and Louise Edwards Huskey. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Willard Huskey, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa G. Pearson, Julia P. Mitchell (Pete), brother, Jimmy W. Huskey (Diane), sister, Carolyn H. Darden, grandchildren Matthew T. Mitchell, Allison N. Mitchell, former husband, Thomas H. Pearson, along with several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Emporia Cemetery on Thursday, October 29, 2020, starting at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Bob Pipkin officiating.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care that they gave to Martha.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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

 

Jane Mitchell Rodgester

October 1, 1935 - October 24, 2020

Jane Mitchell Rodgester, 85, of Emporia, VA, departed this life on October 24, 2020. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Rufus Rucker Rodgester, daughter, Kathy Ann Rodgester Lucy, great-grandson, Lyle Hayes Grizzard, four sisters, and three brothers. Jane is survived by her daughters, Connie R. Grizzard, Karen R. Watkins (Hardee), and Kimberly R. Edwards (Calvin); grandchildren, Ashley Lucy Wrenn (Dustin), Michael Lee Grizzard II (Kristen), Matthew Grizzard (Alison), and Dylan Edwards; great-grandchildren, Kellan Michael Grizzard, Violet Jane Grizzard, Alden Lee Grizzard, Linden Joah Grizzard and Emersyn Paige Wrenn; sister, Emma M. Powell and brother, Thomas B. Mitchell (Betty).

Jane was a life-long member of Independence United Methodist Church and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

A private graveside service will be held at Round Hill Cemetery with Rev. Shaun Smith and Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Independence United Methodist Church, ℅ Evangeline Taylor, 5066 Dry Bread Rd, Emporia, VA 23847.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Yvonne Weiss Tripp Slagle

June 10, 1931 - October 24, 2020

Graveside Services

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

Emporia Cemetery
Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Yvonne Weiss Tripp Slagle, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020. She was the daughter of the late William L. Tripp, Sr., and Lila B. Weiss. Mrs. Slagle was the Office Manager at the local Independent Messenger in Emporia, VA.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, W.L. Slagle, sister, Carol Lambert. She is survived by her son, Kelly Slagle (Lelia) of Emporia, VA., brother, William L. Tripp, Jr. (JoAnne) of Littleton, NC., sister, Beverly Ethridge (Cecil) of Roanoke Rapids, NC., grandchildren, Bryan Slagle (Dawn) of Chesterfield, VA., Christopher Link (Cristina) of Emporia, VA., Jonathan Link (Ashley) of Lakeland, FL., great-grandchildren, Jacob Slagle, Austin Link, Jackson Link, Hudson Link.

A graveside service will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at Emporia Cemetery starting at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Bob Pipkin officiating.

The family would like to give a special thanks to friends, Treva Pernell, Betty Harrell, Ruth Koch, Bonnie Sykes, as well as the Bloom Center, Southern Virginia Regional Home Health especially Alexa and Jordain, and Crater Hospice for all the wonderful care she received.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 310 North Main Street, Emporia, VA., 23847.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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.

Phyllis Doyle Weaver

September 21, 1929-October 9, 2020

Graveside Services

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Phyllis Doyle Weaver, 91, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of the late Johnny Swanson and Lila Williams Doyle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wylie Edward Weaver; her brother, Johnny Swanson Doyle, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Jeannette M. Doyle, Shirley Doyle, Frances Doyle, Marie Doyle; and brother-in-law, T.J. Allen.

Phyllis is survived by her devoted husband of sixty years, Graham Weaver; son, Tim Weaver (Kim); grandchildren, Brad Weaver (Deb), Brooke Morefield (Corey); great-granddaughters, Blair Elmore and Peighton Weaver; sister, Judy Allen; brothers, Roy E. Doyle, William Neal Doyle, Tommy Gene Doyle.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery starting at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Larry Grizzard officiating.

The family expresses sincere thanks to Hospice of Virginia and to special caregivers, Joyce Lynch and Erica Robinson.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Ann Kei Newsome

April 26, 1928-October 9, 2020

Visitation Services

October 12, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

October 13, 2020, 11:00 A.M

St. Richard's Catholic Church
117 Laurel Street
Emporia, Virginia

Ann Kei Newsome, 92, passed away on October 9, 2020. She was born on April 26, 1928 to the late Vendel and Bessie M. Kei. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Vendel and Bessie Kei, her husband, Russell C. “Spot” Newsome, along with her twelve brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, Lane Newsome (Mary Anne), grandsons, Russell Newsome, Sandy Newsome, great-grandsons, Chandler, Carter, Connor, along with numerous, loving nieces and nephews.

Ann worked at VA Dyeing and Finishing for twenty years until she began working with her husband. She was an avid golfer with a hole-in-one to her credit as well as being a wonderful cook known especially for her cakes and pies. She loved her family and was proud to be a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She spent the last five years being cared for at the Bloom Center, where she was given care by a special group that treated her with love and compassion.

The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home, Monday, October 12, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

A funeral service will be held at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, starting at 11:00 A.M. with Father Jong officiating, with an interment to follow at Emporia Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Richard Elmo Clary

March 11, 1928-October 2, 2020

Services

Friday October 9, 1:00pm

Echols Funeral Home Chapel
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Richard Elmo Clary, 92, Passed away Friday, October,2, 2020 where he was residing at Commonwealth (Leigh Hall) Assisted Living in Norfolk, Va. Richard was born March 11, 1928 in Brunswick County, VA.  He Served our Country in the Army during WWII and he retired from the State of Virginia ABC Board in 1993.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Louise Woodruff Carter Clary; his parents Richard B. Clary and Ocie Baird Clary; his son Larry Woodruff Carter; brother Wayne Clary and sister Tina Carpenter.

Richard is survived by his loving children Edward Wilson Carter and Linda Louise Carter Sandifer; Brother Woody Clary and sisters Elsie Chambliss, Betty Jones and Martha Ann Brewer Hitchcock.

Grandchildren Julie Carter Roberge Secura, Monica Sandifer Hart, Brian Eugene Sandifer, Andrea Carter Boutelle, Brandon Edward Carter and Cathy Sandifer Geddings.

Great-Grandchildren Daniellle Alexis Hart, Erica Lynn Hart, Ian Riley Sandifer, Ashley Lynne Sandifer, Mark Alton Boutelle, Blake Edward Carter and Cole Andrew Carter.

The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home in the Chapel on Friday October 9, for the service at 1:00pm, following the service he will be interned at Emporia Cemetery on Brunswick Ave., Emporia, VA.

Many thanks to the staff at Leigh Hall for the loving care that was given while he was resident in their care.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

William Thomas “Tommy” Jarratt, Sr.

May 21, 1946-October 3, 2020

Visitation Services

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00PM

Drewryville Memorial Cemetery

William Thomas “Tommy” Jarratt, Sr., 74, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Tommy was born May 21, 1946 in Emporia, Virginia. He worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation in Emporia, Virginia where he retired after thirty years of service. Tommy spent his spare time maintaining the grounds for the EGRA. Throughout his life and following retirement, he enjoyed working on vehicles in his shop.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Smith Jarratt; his parents, Waverly Richard Jarratt, Sr. and Fannie Wells Jarratt, and brothers Waverly Richard Jarratt, Jr., Edward Carol Jarratt, and Benjamin Jarratt.

Tommy is survived by his loving children; William T. Jarratt, Jr. “Timmy” (Lori), Stuart Craig Jarratt, and Trista Jarratt Clements (Robert); sister, Ginger Shackelford (James) of Urbanna, VA; grandchildren, Dustan T. Jarratt (Emily) of Emporia, Va, Lynsey Jarratt Overstreet of Farmville, VA, Brooklyn N. Jarratt of Urbanna, VA, Kayla L. Jarratt, Austin C. Jarratt, Sumer B. Clements, Carleigh B. Jarratt, Allie M. Jarratt, and Cora, Alyce and Anna Clements, all of Emporia, VA; great-grandchildren, Hudson and Ryland Jarratt of Emporia, Lailah and Rilee Baylor of Urbanna, VA, Aubrie and Reed Overstreet of Farmville, VA, Dakota and Daxton Ferguson of Emporia, VA and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00PM at Drewryville Memorial Cemetery.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff, especially the nurses, at Greensville Health and Rehabilitation that have “kept up” with Tommy over the course of his stay at their facility.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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.

James A. Vincent, Sr.,

November 9 1940-September 26, 2020

James A. Vincent, Sr., passed away on September 26, 2020 at the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 9, 1940 in Emporia, VA., to the late Billy B. and Frances Somner Vincent. He was also predeceased by his wife, Gwen Francis Vincent, children, James A. Vincent, Jr., Jill Frances Vincent, Amanda Francis Emerson, brother, Ronald F. Vincent, nephew, Jason B. Vincent.

He was a graduate of Greensville County High School and attended Louisburg Junior College in Louisburg, NC. He farmed in Greensville County in a family farming operation with his father, Billy B. Vincent and brothers Ronald and Lindsey for many years. Later he operated Vincent Grocery in Skippers, VA., until he retired.

He is survived by his siblings, Billy B. Vincent, Jr., (Helen), Joan V. Herring (Jack), Lindsey S. Vincent (Scott), his beloved granddaughter, two grandsons, along with nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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.

Sean Rae Pair

June 11, 1938-September 23, 2020

Visitation Greveside Services

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 27, 2020

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

3:00 P.M., Sunday, September 27, 2020

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Avenue

Emporia, Virginia

Sean Rae Pair, 82, passed away on September 23, 2020. He was the son of the late Thomas Wayne Pair and Lillie Mitchell Pair. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Pair, sister, Emmogene Morgan. He is survived by his two sons, Michael Wayne Pair of Roanoke Rapids, NC., Darryl Pair (Amy) of Roanoke Rapids, NC., six grandchildren, Michael Curt Pair, Stephanie Pair Mitchell, Lizzie Pair, Exia Pair, Rachel Pair, Landen Pair, all of Roanoke Rapids, NC., three great-grandchildren, Makayla Pair Luke Pair, Mckenzie Hamilton. Sean Pair served in the National Guard and was the owner of a retail furniture store (Mattress Center Discounters).

The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Echols Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, September 27, 2020, with Rev. John Kinsley officiating. Interment to follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Cameron Cole Pearson

March 26, 2005-September 20, 2020

Graveside Services

Saturday, September 26 at 1:00

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

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Cameron Cole Pearson went to be with God on Sunday, September 20. He was the sweetest boy and will be remembered by the many people he touched in his short life.

He loved hunting with his uncle and friends at the hunt club, fishing, spending time with Jackson and Kyle, playing Xbox with friends all over the world, listening to music, and he loved his mom most of all.

He will be greeted in Heaven by his granddaddy, William Pearson. He is survived by his mother, Pam Pearson, his grandmother, JoAnn Pearson, aunts Sandy Pearson, Susan Moore (Calvin), Jennifer Jones (Ted), cousins Brandon, Billie Jean, Jordan, Morgan, Jenna and Ava, his great aunt Evangeline Taylor (Harry) and his dog, Chloe.

There will be a small graveside service at Independence United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 26 at 1:00. The service will also stream on the church’s Facebook page. Donations in his honor may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The American Heart Association, or Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

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.

Joanne Newsome House

May 25, 1936-September 18, 2020

Visitation

Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Joanne Newsome House, 84, passed away on September 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. House, son, William Smith, brothers, Robert Newsome, Albert Newsome, John Newsome, Russell Newsome, Irvin Newsome, Oliver Newsome. She is survived by her sons, Robert Smith (Tracy) of Colonial Heights.VA, James Smith (Bobbie Jo) of Hopewell, VA., brothers, Richard Newsome (Stalla) of Emporia, VA., Donald Newsome (Marion) of Emporia, VA., Frankie Newsome (Linda) of Sedley, VA., Butch Newsome (Ruth) of Myrtle Beach, SC, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home, Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones’ choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Raymond Martin Prince,

July 23, 1941-September 14, 2020

Graveside Services

Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 2:00 P.M.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery
16489 Dry Bread Rd
Emporia, VA 23847

Raymond Martin Prince, 79, passed away suddenly on September 14, 2020. He is the son of the late, Edward Martin Prince and Mildred Louise Slagle. He is survived by his wife, Betty Mitchell Prince of Emporia, Va., son, Larry Wayne Prince of Emporia, Va, daughter, Melissa Prince Evans of Rocky Mount, NC., son-in-law, Joel Scott, brother, Billy Prince of Emporia, Va., sister, Frances Butler of Emporia, Va., grandchildren, Victoria Christian, Wayne Scott Evans, Mindi Marie Prince, great-granchildren, Kaylie Marie Batchlor, Jordan Gilbert, Nathan Wade Caraway. Raymond was a member of Mt. Vernom Baptist Church and worked as a mechanic for Powell Tire.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. with C. W. Bing officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Louise Shaw Ellis

August 25, 1933-September 17, 2020

Graveside Services

Monday, September 21, 2020, at 2:00 P.M

Emporia Cemetery
Brusnwick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Louise Shaw Ellis, 87, passed away on September 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by beloved son-in-law, Eddie Leinwand. She is survived by her son, Mike Ellis (Lauren Shearin) of Emporia, VA., daughters Kaye Whitehead of Boykins, Va and Betty Leinwand of Suffolk, VA.  Grandchildren Keith Tomlin (Joyce) of Franklin, VA., Tori Hargrave of Emporia VA, Angela and Wayne Whitehead of Fayetteville, NC.  Great grandchildren Nate and Zak Tomlin.   Special nieces Joyce Gardner, Frances Vincent, Novella Casey and Marybelle Lynch.  Special nephews Walter Rook and Calvin Ramsey.

Louise was best known for how much she loved her family and friends. Everybody who knew her loved her famous biscuits.  She was a very special person.  Life was not always easy for her but she persevered and stayed true to her beliefs.  Her passion for travel and family gatherings left her with many great memories.  She will forever be missed.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 21, 2020, at Emporia Cemetery, 2:00 P.M., with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park PI Ct, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.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.

Lucy Mitchell Davis

June 4, 1922-September 15, 2020

Graveside Services

September 17, 2020, 11:00 A.M.

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Lucy Mitchell Davis passed away on September 15, 2020 at the age of 98. She was the daughter of the late, Peter and India Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett L. Davis, sisters, Nell Spence, Elie Smith, Alice Hale, brothers, Shelby Mitchell, Beauford Mitchell, Fred Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Gordon of Roanoke Rapids, NC., grandchildren, Donna Dixon (Jimmy) of Chocowinity, NC., Carol Dildy of Roanoke Rapids, NC., great-grandchildren, Kyle Barnes, Brandon Dixon, great-great grandchildren, Ella Blake Barnes, Graham Barnes.

Lucy was a longtime member at Forest Hill Baptist Church, She loved her family, and loved when her church family came to visit.

A graveside service will be held on September 17, 2020, at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Rick Ragan officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Linda Beale Thompson

April 18, 1947-September 7, 2020

Visitation Services

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Services
1015 West 5th Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Thursday, September 10, 2020, starting at 2:00 P.M.

Forrest Hills Baptist Church
2103 Pine Log Road
Skippers, Va, 23879

Linda Beale Thompson, 73, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara Davis and Carole Quinton Beale, along with her two brothers, Linwood C. Warrick “Bubba” and Eddie W. Warrick. Linda was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and was a retired employee from the City of Emporia.

She is survived by, her husband, Allen W. Thompson of Emporia, VA., sons, Jason D. Rook (Rhonda) of Emporia, VA., Allen W. Thompson, Jr. (Crystal) of Lexington, SC., grandchildren, Joshua D. Rook, Emma L. Rook, Devin W. Thompson, Cassie H. Thompson, along with her two pets, Muff and Lady.

The family will receive friends at Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Services, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

A funeral service will be held at Forrest Hills Baptist Church, 2103 Pine Log Road, Skippers, Va, 23879, on Thursday, September 10, 2020, starting at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Terry Corder and Rev. Rick Ragan officiating with an interment to follow at Forrest Hills Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Emporia/Greensville Human Society of Emporia, 206 Industrial Dr., Emporia, VA, 23847.

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

 

Robert W. Harding

December 3, 1932-September 2, 2020

Graveside Services

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Emporia Cemetery.

Robert W. Harding, of Emporia, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, after being diagnosed with ALS this spring following months of early symptoms. Bobby, as everyone knew him, was a long standing member of Monumental Methodist Church in Emporia. His favorite place to be was outdoors, either hunting, fishing, or golfing. He also loved to cheer on his favorite sports teams throughout the year. Bobby was born on December 3, 1932, and lived most of his life in Emporia. He earned his Eagle Scout as a child and graduated from Emporia High School. He then earned a Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech in 1956. He was drafted into the Army in 1956, and spent 2 years in active duty at the Pentagon, and 4 years in the reserves. He married his sweetheart, Joyce Ann Livesay, on September 20, 1962. They were married for 55 years until Joyce went to Heaven in 2017. Bobby worked in the telephone industry his entire career.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Vance Harding, Jr and Louise Poole Harding, and his wife, Joyce Livesay Harding. He is survived by his children, Tricia (Rob) Parker of Alto Boquete, Panama, Doug (Diane) Harding of Mableton, GA, and three grandchildren: Jaeson Moore and Joshua and Taylor Harding. In celebration of Bobby’s life, there will be a graveside service on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Emporia Cemetery.

If you feel led to give a donation, any donations to Monumental Methodist Church are appreciated.

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