Obituaries

Bernard J. “Pete” Hobbs, Jr.

October 25, 1925-January 3, 2020

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 5

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

2 p.m. Monday, January 6

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

 

Mr. Bernard J. “Pete” Hobbs, Jr., 63, of Emporia, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020. He was the son of the late Jack and Edna Hobbs.

Pete is survived by his wife, Dianne Hobbs; daughter, Lynn Clary (Thomas); son, Earl Wayne Hobbs (Brandy); grandchildren, Ethan Hobbs, Tyler Clary and David Hobbs; brother, Danny Hobbs; sisters, Renee Justice (Clayton) and Yvonne Howell (Ricky) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 5 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 6. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Fellowship or to Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

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

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Charles Goodwin Weeks

August 4, 1952 - December 30, 2019

Visitation Graveside Services

6-8 p.m. Saturday, January 4

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

 

2 p.m. Sunday, January 5

Grace Anglican Church Cemetery
9986 Purdy Road
Jarratt, Virginia

 

 Charles Goodwin Weeks,67, of Jarratt, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. He was the son of the late Clarence and Wanda Weeks.

Charlie is survived by his son, Clarke Weeks (Shannon); grandson, Cole Weeks; brother, Eddie Weeks (Julie); three nieces and a number of cousins.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, January 4 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5 at Grace Anglican Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Purdy Baptist Church, 186 Smoky Ordinary Rd., Emporia, Virginia 23867.

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

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James L. “Jimmy” Ozmar, Jr.

October 31, 1968-December 29-2019

Visitation Services

5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 1

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

11 a.m. Thursday, January 2

High Hills Cemetery

James L. “Jimmy” Ozmar, Jr., 51, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was the son of the late James Leland Ozmar and Brenda Poarch Ozmar.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Doris S. Ozmar; two sons, James L. Ozmar, III (Reese Vick) and Thomas K. Ozmar; sister, Robin O. Scott (Perry); aunts, Jean Tucker (Dennis) and Kathy Harrell (Melvin) and a loving extended family.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 1 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 11 a.m. Thursday, January 2 at High Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church, c/o Lou Harrell 25123 Blue Star Hwy, Jarratt, Virginia 23867 or to High Hills Baptist Church, P. O. Box 296, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

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

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Evelyn Wiley Rosseau

July 31, 1927 - December 16, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m. Friday, December 20

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Friday, December 20

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

Evelyn Wiley Rosseau, 92, of Emporia, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Pat Rosseau and a sister,  Elizabeth Greene. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Rosseau; Pamela Reilly (Joseph); son, Pat Rosseau (Tristy); two grandsons, Holden Rosseau and his mother, Dawn, and Brandon Rosseau; sisters, Ann Wrenn (Robert) and Bet Sasser and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 20 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. Interment will follow at Aberdour Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Aberdour Presbyterian Church, c/o June Rae, 402 Allen Rd, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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Hazel Powell Elliott

October 29, 1937 - November 29, 2019

Visitation Services

4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 30

Mrs. Elliott’s home

2 p.m. Sunday, December 1

Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
1919 Reedy Creek Rd
Freeman, VA 23856

Hazel Powell Elliott, 82, of Freeman, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019.

She was the widow of A. G. Elliott, Sr. and was also preceded in death by her son, A. G. Elliot, Jr. “Artie” and brothers, Joe Powell and Nelson Powell.

Mrs. Elliott is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bowen; grandchildren, Wayne Bowen (Mary Beth), Taylor Bowen, Blake Bowen (Hannah) and Justin Adams (Kathryn); great-grandchildren, Ava, Emily, Brayden and Adalyn; sister, Louise Joyner (Stanley); brothers, Frank Powell (Louise), H. T. Powell Glenda), Walter Powell (Marie), Edward Powell, Jr. (Carolyn) Lonnie Powell (Joyce), Wilson Powell (Kenny) and Kenneth Powell Linda and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Mrs. Elliott’s home 4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 30. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1919 Reedy Creek Rd, Freeman, Virginia 23836.

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

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Ethel Rogers Faison

February 28, 1925 - November 24, 2019

Visitation Services

Tuesday, November 26, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Echols Funeral Home
803 Brunswick Ave
Emporia, Virginia

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Echols Funeral Home Chapel
803 Brunswick Ave

Emporia, Virginia

Ethel Rogers Faison, 94, died Sunday at the Bloom Retirement Center.

A native of Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee Rogers and Jessie Irene Thompson Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, by her brothers and sisters; Edith Cannon, Rachel Thompson, Irene Ford, Doris Gregory, George Rogers, Isla Boyd, and Dennis Rogers. Ethel was a retired telephone operator, a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church, and a very loving Mother and Grandmother.

Surviving are her two sons; Glenn Keith Faison and his wife June, and Kenneth Charles Faison, a sister; Geneva Collins of Sanford, NC, grandchildren; Justin Ray Faison of Riceville TN, Pamela Faison Prince of Calhoun TN, Tammy Liles, Donald B. Tudor, Jr, and Nicole Faison Cole, all of Chesterfield VA, and 11 great grandchildren. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Echols Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Everett officiating. An interment will follow the service at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 26, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Echols Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

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Laura R. Poarch

October 12, 1929 - November 22, 2019

 

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Monday, November 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Tuesday, November 26

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

Laura R. Poarch, 90, of Stony Creek, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce A. Poarch; daughter, Brenda Poarch Ozmar and two sisters, Katie Potts and Ella Lewallen.

Mrs. Poarch is survived by two daughters, Jean Poarch Tucker (Dennis) and Kathy Poarch Harrell (Melvin); four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; brother, Gilbert Rawlings (Martha) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 26. Interment will follow at Poarch Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Purdy Baptist Church Sanctuary Building Project, 186 Smokey Ordinary Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

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Barbara Sykes Stroud

February 5, 1953 - November 20, 2019

Visitation Services

6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019

Echols Funeral Home
803 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sykes Family Cemetery

Barbara Sykes Stroud, 66, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

Although born in North Carolina, Barbara lived and worked her whole life in Greensville County, the daughter of Alice Brickell Sykes and the late Dana Weaver Sykes. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Eugene Stroud. Barbara attended Chowan College, where she was later named “Person of the Year” in the Womens Recreational Association and was inducted into the Chowan College Sports Hall of Fame. She later earned her Bachelors degree from Longwood College. Barbara served with the Greensville County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, retiring as a Captain. She was an avid hunter and golfer, a great cook, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Alice Brickell Sykes, Barbara is survived by her son, Brian W. Stroud and his wife Ashlee, her daughter, Mary Alice Banner, a sister, Wanda W. Wilson, grandchildren, Brantley Eugene Stroud, Kiersten Banner, and Kandie Hicks.

Graveside Services will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at the Sykes Family Cemetery with Pastor Tom Spizzirri officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Echols Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

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Carolyn Jarratt

September 8, 1956 - November 16, 2019

 

Visitation Services

1 p.m. Wednesday, November 20

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

Carolyn Jarratt, 63, of Boykins, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 16, 2019. She is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Wayne Jarratt; two sons, Richard Jarratt (Crissy) and Chad Jarratt (Karen); six grandchildren, Hailee Jarratt, Tyler Jarratt, Rachel Jarratt, Matthew Jarratt, Austin Jarratt and Madilyn Jarratt; five sisters, Gloria Kolodziej, Cathy White (Doug), Brenda Thomas (Wynne), Robin Bryant (Jerry) and Diane Lipari and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Jarratt was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, was the light of her life.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. Interment will follow at Capron Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and at other times at the residence of her sister, Brenda Thomas in Drewryville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 347, Boykins, Virginia 23827.

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

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Virginia Estelle Whitehead Grizzard

May 14-1937-November 10, 2019

Visitation Services

12 Noon Wednesday November 13, 2019

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

2 PM Wednesday November 13, 2019

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

Virginia Estelle Whitehead Grizzard, 82, widow of Maurice Lee Grizzard Sr., passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon James Whitehead Sr. And Nellie Winborne Whitehead and a brother Charles Harley Whitehead. Virginia is survived by her children Maurice Lee Grizzard Jr. (Dixie) of Middlesex, NC, Carolyn G. Salter (Derril) of Shannon, NC, Danny Ray Grizzard (Paula) of Emporia, and Patti G. O’Donnell (Timmy) of Graham, NC. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, a brother, Vernon James Whitehead Jr. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 2PM at Owen Funeral Home 303 S. Halifax Rd Jarratt, VA where the family will receive friends 12-2 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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Rebecca T. Delbridge

October 19, 1945 - November 08, 2019

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Saturday, November 9

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Sunday, November 10

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

Rebecca T. Delbridge, 74, of Emporia, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sue Bryant and a brother, Elmer Thompson.

Mrs. Delbridge is survived by her husband, Albert Lee Delbridge, Jr.; daughter, Susan Conwell (Tony); two sons, Albert Gene Delbridge (Terri) and William L. Delbridge (Laurie); grandchildren, Casey Vaughn (Chris), Nic Conwell (Stephanie), Lauren Delbridge, Sydney Delbridge and William C. Delbridge; step-grandson, Luke Evans; four great-grandchildren; sister, Clara Gillette; brother, Dana Thompson (Gina) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, November 9 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10. Interment will follow at Capron Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, c/o Melissa Bullock, 2755 Rolling Acres Rd., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

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Earl C. “Billy” Bennett

December 9, 1931-November 5, 2109

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Friday Nov 8

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

11 a.m. Saturday, November 9

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

Earl C. “Billy” Bennett, 84, of Emporia, passed away, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Long and a brother, James Lee Bennett. Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Jean M. Bennett; daughter, Denna B. Glover (Brian); son, Douglas Earl Bennett (Wanda); grandchildren, Kristin Quarles (Ronnie), Logan Glover and Madison Glover; great-grandchildren, Akaela, Braelen and Braxon; two brothers, Robert Bennett (Rose) and Tommy Bennett (Lee); sister, Thelma Wells; faithful and devoted brother-in-law, Hersheal Mitchell (Cathy) and special friends, Tammy Jackson and Don Tudor. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday Nov 8 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Central Life Saving and Rescue Squad, 5736 Gasburg Rd, Gasburg, Virginia 23857. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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Ernest Leonard Lakeson

April 15, 1935-November 1, 2019

Services

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

Word of Life Assembly of God
707 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

 

Ernest Leonard Lakeson, 84, died Friday, November 1, 2019 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center.

A native of upstate New York, he was the son of the late Leonard Jeziorski and Petronella “Nellie” Brogowski Jeziorski. He worked for many years in New York School systems as a Psychologist, and retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections as a prison Psychologist. For many years he loved building and flying model airplanes, and after retirement enjoyed his home computer.

Ernest is survived by his loving wife, Joan P. Lakeson, a son, Kenneth Jeziorski and his wife Rhonda of Chesapeake, VA, a grandson, Jon Tyler Jeziorski, and a sister, Maria Stubing and her husband Larry of Spencerport, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at the Word of Life Assembly of God with Rev. Larry Walczykowski officiating.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

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Carolyn R. Slagle

October 17, 1943-October 26, 2019

Services

11 a.m. Saturday, November 2

Purdy Baptist Church
186 Smokey Ordinary Road
Emporia, Virginia

Carolyn R. Slagle, 76, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. She is survived by her husband, John R. Slagle; daughter, Wendi Dawn Slagle; brothers, Cliff Richardson, Jr. (Gail) and Ronald Richardson (Mary Katherine); sister, Joyce Green (John); six nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and great nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved pets, Sally and Sam and grand-pets, Molly and Susie.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2 at Purdy Baptist Church where the family will receive friends in the social hall following the service.

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

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Robert Alfred Smith

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Services

October 25, 2019, at 2:00 P.M

Greensville Memorial Cemetery

Robert Alfred Smith, 86, of Emporia, VA., died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, VA., with his family by his side. He was a native of Greensville County, VA, born September 12, 1933 to the late Pender Lee Smith Sr. and Virginia Harrell Smith. He was a retired farmer and a partner of P.L. Smith and Sons Peanut Warehouse, and was also a Charter Member of the Brink Ruritan Club, a U.S. Army Veteran and a 1954 graduate of Greensville County High School.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Christine Woodruff Smith, of 58 years, one son, Robert Pender Smith, two grandchildren, Ashley Lauren Smith and Michael Leslie Smith, one sister-in-law, Jo Anne Hancock Smith, one brother-in-law, Billy Joe Bivens Jr, two nieces, Amy Pollard Lifsey and Pat Bivens Clary (Wilson). He was predeceased by one brother, Pender Lee Smith Jr., one sister, Alice Smith Bivens, three nephews, David Smith, Mike Bivens, and Joey Bivens III.

 A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Greensville Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Rick Ragan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

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Dr. William Clarence Stainback

April 13, 1943 - October 20, 2019

Visitation Services

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Dr. William Stainback, fondly known as Billy, left this earth on October 20, 2019, for one more special journey.

A native of Emporia, Va., and resident of Richmond, Va., he was an educator, researcher and author as an advocate in the field of inclusion in special education. Being a UVA graduate, he was a great supporter of all things Wahoo. In his unassuming manner, he helped various individuals whom he saw had great potential in various walks of life. After his retirement from the University of Northern Iowa, he became an electrician, a plumber, and a passable carpenter, sustaining a few bruised fingers along the way. He was an explorer and always willing to try something new such as climbing Machu Pichu, riding a camel in Egypt, dog sledding in Canada and bicycling in various countries, always accompanied by his beloved wife, Linda, and good friends from Emporia.

During his professional career, Dr. Stainback was appointed in 1988 to an Endowed Chair Professorship at California State University Los Angeles. Dr. Stainback authored numerous professional articles and several books.  One of his textbooks was used in many national and international university classrooms. His career in inclusion in special education took him to several international conferences and was invited to be the keynote speaker at an educational congress in Riva del Garda, Italy in 1997.

He was predeceased by his parents, Willard T. Stainback and Maybelle M. Stainback Whitman, and step-mother Ellie P. Stainback. He is survived by his wife, Linda Slate Stainback; beloved twin brother, Dr. George H. Stainback and wife Madelyn of St. Augustine, Fl.;  a special nephew, Dr. G. Andrew Stainback (Sylvia) of Homestead, Fl.;  and a special niece, Amy Sakhare (Ravi) of Johnson City, Tn;  special  “nephew”,  William A. Harrison of Richmond; and step-son, W. Glenn Rainey (Tina) of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

He is also survived by one great-niece and three great-nephews, and many other relatives throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

There will be a graveside service at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, 1250 Skippers Road,  Emporia on Saturday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wrenn at 304 Church Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a memorial contribution to the UVA Gift Processing Services, PO Box 400331, Charlottesville, Va. 22904, “In Memory of William Stainback”. These contributions will be designated for a general academic scholarship fund which will impact students in financial need.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

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5/28/1926 - 10/22/2019

 

Visitation Services

12 p.m. Saturday, October 26

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Saturday, October 26

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road

Jarratt, Virginia

Elsie Lee Tomlinson Jarratt Winfield, 93, widow of John B. Jarratt and B.D. Winfield, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Melvin Wayne Jarratt and a grandson, Brad Jarratt. Elsie is survived by two sons, Edward Jarratt (Patricia) and John Jarratt (Mabel); daughter, Kathy Harris; grandchildren, Robin Golem, Sherri Robbins (Scott), Holly Cooke (Walter) and Chris Harris (Angie), seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nellie Prince (Arthur “Preacher”) and Mildred Rawlings and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at  www.owenfh.com .

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Jesse J. Grizzard, Jr.

May 21, 1951 - October 20, 2019

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 22

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

Jesse J. Grizzard, Jr., 68, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Matthews Grizzard. He is survived by his son, Jesse J. ‘Bubba” Grizzard, III (Jeannie); daughter, Brooke G. Haught (Daniel) and son, Cody W. Mitchell; grandchildren, Jesse J. Grizzard, IV, Gracie Lee Grizzard, Alexis Danielle Haught, Jaxson Connor Haught, Dawson Perry Haught, Taylor Griffin Mitchell and Holden Tate Haught; four sisters, Judy G. Powell (Winfred), Faye Grizzard, Minnie Grizzard and Karla G. Holloway (Keith); nieces, Jessica Jarratt (Charles), Teresa Hudson (Curt) nephew, Wayne Grizzard and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 23. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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Bobbie D. Barnes

February 27, 1944 - October 17, 2019

Visitation Services

Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M.

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Bobbie D. Barnes 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Bobbie was a member of The Trinity Church in Halifax N.C.

She was born in Greensville County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Randall D. Turner and Katie Mathews Turner. She was the widow of David Lee Barnes and also preceded in death by a sister Lucille T. Link Turner and a brother Louis E. “Joe” Turner.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Patti Lynn Barnes and special friend Stella Stanley and her daughter Morgan of Emporia, VA., a sister, Diane T. Huskey (Jimmy) of Emporia, VA., three brothers, Cleveland D. Turner (Betty) of Norfolk, VA., Bernard Turner (Bertha Ray) of Skippers, VA., R. Jimmy Turner (Marty) of Skippers, VA., numerous nieces and nephews, along with grand dogs Carmel and Bizzie.

A funeral service will be held at Echols Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Mitchell Norville officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Echols Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Special thanks to the staff of Greensville Manor for their devoted and dedicated care.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

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Gene Seward

March 28, 1949 - October 12, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia
 

Gene Seward, 70, of Jarratt, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Seward, Sr. and a sister, Arlene Leasburg. He was a retired employee of Greensville Correctional Center and a USMC veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned the Purple Heart.

Gene is survived by his wife, Betty V. Seward; son David Seward (Paula); his mother, Frances Seward; three brothers, James Wilson Seward, Jr. (Diane), Leon Seward (Rita) and Billy Seward (Gail); a number of nieces and nephews and his beloved “grandpuppy” Roscoe.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 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 St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 562, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

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

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Elton Alexander Lucy

September 18, 1929 – October 9, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pleasant Hill Christian Church
175 Ankum Road
Gasburg, Virginia

Elton Alexander Lucy, age 96, of Lake Gaston-Henrico, N.C. and Emporia, Va., passed away October 9, 2019. The son of Charlie Lear Lucy and Daisy Browder Lucy, Elton was born September 18, 1923 and raised in Lawrenceville, Virginia.  February 11, 1943 he married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Baird Lucy.  They had 65 happy years together until her death in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Joseph Gilbert Lucy and Emory Lear Lucy, and a sister, Phyllis Lucy Daniel.  He is survived by his son, Gerald W. Lucy of Lawrenceville, and his daughter, Glenda Lucy Pope and her husband, Linwood, of Emporia, Va.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lin Pope, Charles Pope and his wife, Tina, all of Emporia, Jeremy Lucy and his wife, Angie, of Dolphin, Va., and Daisy Lucy Cary and her husband, Tommy, of Liberty, Texas. Great grandchildren are Emily Pope, Carter Pope, Allie Pope, Charlie Pope, Meredith Lucy, Abbie Grace Lucy, River Lucy, Sadie Cary, and Rock Cary.  He is also survived by a niece, June Lucy Spurlock, of Reno, Nevada and a nephew, Danny Hale Daniel, of Courtland, Va.

Elton worked for the U.S. Postal service from 1961-1985 serving as Assistant Postmaster in Emporia, Va. and as Postmaster in Lawrenceville, Va.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Gasburg, Va. where he was an Honorary Lifetime Elder, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Treasurer of his Sunday School Class.  During World War II, he served in the Army Transportation Corp aboard the hospital ships USAHA Louis A. Milne and USS Chateau Therry.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 175 Ankum Road, Gasburg, Va.  There will be a reception following the service in the Family Life Building.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.  Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.    

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Martha Ann Powell Jasso

September 1, 1953 - October 2, 2019

Graveside Services Visitation

2pm October 19th

Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
974 Zion Church Road
Skippers, Virginia

October 19th following service until 4:30 pm

Zion Baptist Church
974 Zion Church Road
Skippers, Virginia

Martha Powell Jasso (66) our beloved mother and sister departed her earthly home into God's hands on Wednesday, October 2nd.  For over a year, Mom was in hospice.  She always showed strength and love as she battled the ups and downs associated with her illness, ultimately succumbing to complications from a stroke.

There will be a graveside service 2pm October 19th at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (974 Zion Church Road Skippers Virginia).  The family will provide refreshments and receive friends to celebrate Martha's life in the Fellowship Hall until 4:30 p.m.  We welcome any pictures and stories of our mother you'd like to share.

Mom enjoyed collecting Angels, watching QVC and Hallmark, observing Birds and other wildlife on her many feeders.  Her favorite thing was visiting with her children, grandchildren and staying connected with family and friends.

Martha was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, however, enjoyed Texas for many years before returning to Virginia.  She loved her time in Emporia, Virginia working as a Radiologist Assistant in the local hospital while caring for her aging parents.  Mom ultimately settled in the Greensboro, NC area to be closer to her three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Posey Odell Powell (2011) and Betty Ray Powell (2001) she is preceded in death by her brother Mitchell Ray Powell (2015).

Surviving are her Daughters Wendy Conner (Tony) of Julian, NC and Debra Barnes (Chris) of McLeansville, NC; Father of her children Joseph Boyette of Greensboro,  NC; Grandchildren Shelby, Krandle, Emily and Christopher; Sister Patricia Earnhardt (Jerry) of Emporia, VA; Brother Terry Powell (Wanda) of Emporia,  VA; Sister-in-law Melanie Powell of Skippers, VA;  Nephews Tommy, Carl and Robert; Nieces Crystal, Michelle, Caitlin and Lindsey;  and several greatnephews and greatnieces she adored.

We cannot thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell enough as we witnessed their love and compassion to our mother during her final days.

Mom will forever be in our hearts but we know that she is pain-free surrounded by her family that has gone before and is in the presence of our Lord and Saviour.

Flowers can be sent to Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave, Emporia, VA or In Memory Of Mom donations can be made to Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell (www.hospiceac.org)

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

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Frances Jeanette Phillips

October 8, 1941-October 2, 2019

Visitation Graveside Services

6-8 pm Sunday, October 6

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Monday, October 7

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Frances Jeanette Phillips, 77, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was the widow of Marvin T. Phillips and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Chuck Anderton, Bobby Anderton and Earl Anderton.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by two sons, Roger Phillips (T. J.), and Jason Phillips (Rhonda); granddaughter, Tori; step-grandchildren, Justin Mitchell (Brianna), Casey Davis (Justin) and Aleahsia Wyatt; sister, Edna Turner and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 Sunday, October 6 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Monday, October 7 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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Henry Chester "Chet" Boone

September 9, 1938-September 28, 2019

Memorial Services

Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.

Main Street United Methodist Church
500 South Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

Henry Chester "Chet" Boone, born September 9, 1938, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 81. Chet spent his formative years in Gates County, NC ; he entered the Marine Corps after high school, and later  earned a degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business from the University of Richmond.  Chet moved with his family in 1969 to Emporia, VA where he worked as a CPA and was well known for his community work in Rotary, Ruritan, YMCA and Main Street United Methodist Church.  After retiring from his work life, Chet remained committed to his community work while dedicating himself to his passions. He earned another degree, this time in fine furniture making; he trained in cooking and gardening and became a fixture in southside Virginia as he travelled on his bike.

Chet is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane Ipock Boone, his children: Hank, Bill, Bob and his wife Chantal, Alex (Betsy) and her husband Gary Nelson; seven grandchildren, Laura, Kiara, Kyle, Sarah Mia, Alan, Stephanie, and Cade.  He is also survived by extended family including his sister Edna and her husband Heber Eason, his brother Robert and his wife Lynda, and numerous beloved nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents William and Doris Greene Boone and his brother Bill.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Durrance officiating. Chet’s family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

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James Calvin Vaughan

December 10, 1929 ~ September 23, 2019

James Calvin Vaughan,  a devoted Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, began his journey through life on Tuesday, December 10, 1929 in Greensville County, Virginia.  He was born to the parentage of the late Deacon Calvin and Deaconess Mabel L. Vaughan.

During the earlier years of his life, James matriculated through the Greensville County School System. Upon completion of his education, he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and joined the Diamond Grove Baptist Church of Skippers, Virginia.  It was at this church, where James' spiritual gifts were developed and love for God deepened.  He had the heart of a servant, as for many years he served as a Deacon, Church Treasurer, President of the Senior Usher Ministry and as the Graveyard Supervisor. Deacon Vaughan served his church well, but saw the need to broaden his horizon and share his gifts, talents and treasurers with the Greensville County Baptist Union, as past President and Treasurer for the Fellowship Ushers Union and Sunday School Union, respectively. It was really nothing new for him to find himself in leadership positions. He took every position seriously and gave it his, all until his health began to decline.

Deacon Vaughan was not only a churchman, but also a family man, who on March 11, 1950, united in Holy Matrimony to the love of  his life, Eldora Gilliam Vaughan. They shared sixty-seven years of marriage together before the Lord called her home on August 30, 2017.  This union was blessed with the birth of four children; James Larry, Woodrow, Dennis Wayne and Sherry Lorraine.  Seeing the need to provide for his family, he became gainfully employed with the International Paper Company. After 25 years of hard work, he retired and joined the faculty of the Greensville County Public Schools; serving for 20 years.

'James Cal', as he was affectionately called by many, was known throughout the community as a pioneer in social justice reform,   leader in political concerns that affected the community to which he belonged, civil and human rights activist. He served as  Chairman of the Greensville County Social Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club, a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), member of the Greensville County Planning Commission, and a past president of the International Paper Local Union 1825.  In October of 1995, he was appointed to the Greensville County Board of Supervisors, representing Election District 1 and was elected in November of 1995 for District 1, where he served on the Board of Supervisors for the Zion District of Greensville County, Virginia, for 20 years

Upon life's journey, we are given opportunities to plant seeds of goodness, seeds of kindness, and seeds of blessings that bestow our hearts, our work, and our being. For those that sow the  fields with loving generosity, so shall they reap the abundant harvest of eternal life. His seeds are well-sown; his service on earth is complete, and he now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life.  On Monday, September 23, 2019, Deacon James C. Vaughan left silently with an angel of God and transitioned from this earthly life; while in the care of Covenant Columns Manor, Richmond, Virginia.  James has been reunited with those who have gone on before him: his parents,  beloved wife, Eldora and  his precious son, Woodrow Vaughan.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.  We who remain and are bound to treasure his life and legacy are: children, James Larry Vaughan (Carolyn) of Baltimore, Maryland, Dennis Wayne Vaughan and Sherry Lorraine Vaughan both of Richmond, Virginia;  grandchildren, Bradley Vaughan and Ashley Vaughan both of Richmond, Virginia, Corey Vaughan (Keisha) of Coppell, Texas, Tajahnee Vaughan Cross (Zachary) of Lafayette Hills, Pennsylvania and Renee' Vaughan-Dixon (Derrick) of Louisville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Brayden Vaughan, Brooklyn Vaughan, Kennedy Cross, Vaughan Cross, Morgan Cross, Ryan Dixon and Taylor Dixon;  siblings, Sanford Vaughan (Dorothy) of Windsor, North Carolina and Virginia Watkins (James) of Columbia, Maryland; sister-in-law, Pauline G. Wright of Richmond, Virginia;  a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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James B. “Pete” Wills, Jr.

August 21, 1928-September 25, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m. Friday, September 27

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.

Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Friday, September 27

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

James B. “Pete” Wills, Jr., 91, of Emporia, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019. James served his country in the United States Army four years during the Korean Conflict and was an employee of Johns-Manville/Georgia-Pacific plant for thirty-seven years. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his wife.

 Mr. Wills is survived by his wife of 69 years, Annie Lee Warf Wills; daughter, Linda W. Bradley of Roanoke Rapids, NC; son, Eugene Wills (Sandra) of Emporia; five grandchildren, Cindy B. White, Susan B. Finney (Andy), Courtney W. Lynch (Jamie), Paul Bradley (Beth) and Tori Wills Pultz (Jeremy); ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie W. Holland of Emporia.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 27 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. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Purdy Baptist Church Sanctuary Construction Project, 186 Smokey Ordinary Rd., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

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

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Leroy Jarratt

December 8, 1941-September 21, 2019

Visitation Services

2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

12 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

Leroy Jarratt, 77, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was retired owner-operator of Interstate Citgo Service Station in Emporia and a member of Fountain Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. An avid fisherman, He also was a charter member of Meherrin Bass Club.

Mr. Jarratt is survived by his wife of 60 years, Loretta V. Jarratt; daughter, Angela Harding (Roger); sons, David Jarratt (Kiana) and Robin Jarratt (Michele); nine grandchildren, Josh Harding (Christina), Daniel Harding (Stephanie), Aaron Harding (Martha), Seth Harding (Rebecca), Alyssa Jarratt, Demi Jarratt, Jeremiah Jarratt, Jacob Jarratt and Jordan Jarratt; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rebecca Newsome (Dennis) and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

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

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William T. “Bill” Bradley Jr.

November 12, 1947-September 19, 1947

Graveside Services

11 a.m. Saturday, September 21

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia 23847

William T. “Bill” Bradley, Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, September 19,2019. He was preceded in death by his former wife and life partner, Elisabet “Lisa” Bradley.

Mr. Bradley is survived by his daughter, Linda B. Watkins and husband, David; three grandchildren, Brian K. Sexton, Jr. of Duluth, Minnesota, Travis Watkins and Krista Watkins.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his daughter’s home.

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

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David Clinton Bradley

October 17, 1931-September 9, 2019

Visitation Services

Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Service
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

David Clinton Bradley, 87, died Monday, September 9, 2019.

A native of Greensville county, he was the son of the late William Henry and Jennie Morris Bradley. Clinton was a retired Insurance agent with Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., a United States Navy veteran, and a Charter Member of Word of Life Assembly of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; W.H., Simms, and Earl Bradley, a sister; Kathryn Kirkland, and a son in law; Steve Hueber.

Clinton is survived by his loving wife of 63 years; Lorine Slagle Bradley, his daughters; Anita B. Shelburne and her husband Lee, and Marilyn B. Hueber, a sister Hazel B. Conn, a brother Mack Bradley of Roanoke Rapids, NC, grandchildren; Janet S. Meck and her husband Ronald “Bo” of Toano, VA, Amy S. Pernell and her husband Jason of Garysburg, NC, and Adam Hueber and his wife Melissa of Carson, VA, great grandchildren; Justin, Rachel and Natalie Meck, and Drew and Jacob Pernell.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel with Pastor Larry Walczykowski officiating. Burial will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

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Allie Doris Doughtie Lee

November 23, 1924 - August.29, 2019

Visitation Graveside Services

6 to 8 pm Friday, August 30

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Aug 31 at 2 pm

Beechwood Cemetery
Highway 35
Boykins, Virginia

It is with much sadness that the family of Allie Doris Doughtie Lee announces her passing on August.29, 2019 at the age of 94.  She was the daughter of Lucy Ann Winbourne and Luther Carroll Doughtie and the wife of Marion Ricks Lee (Ike) who preceded her in death.  They had been married 70 years when Ike passed away in 2013. 

Allie will be remembered by her three children, Lou Ann Boggs of Greensboro, N.C., Donna Lee Evans of Louisburg, N.C. and Marion Ricks Lee, Jr. of Palm Springs, Ca.; her four grandchildren Stacy Taylor, Zach Roach, Derek Roane and Stephanie Boggs; her five great grandchildren Drake, Hunter, Zain, Della, Skylar; her sister Garlon Brinkley of Norfolk, Va. and many other relatives and friends.

Allie was born on November 23, 1924 in Holland, Va. where she attended school and eventually met her future husband there on a blind date arranged by each other’s best friends.  Allie and Ike were married on March 10th, 1943 before Ike left for WWII.  Not long after Ike’s return from the war they moved to Boykins, Va. and then finally to Emporia, Va. It was here they made their home and raised their family.  Allie was an avid gardener and in addition to ornamentals she raised an impressive vegetable garden.  It was here that science and art came together with her pickling and canning abilities.  She was a wonderful cook, adept in the kitchen, and especially excelled in her pie making skills.  Her fruit and meringue pies were a gift to all who were fortunate enough to have had one.

She had been a buyer and salesperson for Peebles Department store in Boykins, Va. when a young adult and later in life became a salesperson at White’s Family Shoe Store in Emporia, Va. For several decades she helped many Emporia school children with their back to school purchases and was a loyal employee.  Allie had been a girl scout troop leader while her daughters were involved in scouting and was a dedicated and tireless mom carpooling her kids and others’ kids to sports events and practices throughout their school years.  Allie was a loving wife and mother with a seemingly endless energy that fueled both her family’s sense of well being and her long and full life.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Eugene H. Bloom Retirement Center in Emporia for their personal and professional care of Allie in her final years and their incredible thoughtfulness and help at the end of her life, and also the staff of New Century Hospice for their attentive end of life care.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, at Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave., Emporia, Va. between the hours of 6 and 8 pm. A graveside service will be held on Aug 31 at 2 pm in Beechwood Cemetery on Highway 35, Boykins, Va. 

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