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James Osborn Terry / April 10, 2017

James Osborn Terry of Halifax died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the age of 51. He was born in Halifax County on November 29, 1965 to Henry Alvin Terry and the late Ruby Mae Davis Terry. James worked at J.P. Stevens for 20 years and was a member of Centerville Baptist Church. He loved his family, making people laugh, and riding his Harley.

Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, Kathy L. “Sissy” Terry of Halifax; daughters, Megan Yarbrough and husband, Jesse of Sevierville, Tenn., and Savannah Terry of South Boston; a stepson, Lee Barker and wife, Tammy of Halifax; grandchildren, Kaden Yarbrough and Bentley Yarbrough; step grandchildren, Josh Barker and Kyle Barker; father, Henry Alvin Terry of Halifax; and brother, Rick Terry and wife, Sandy of South Boston; sister, Carolyn Forlines and husband, Jason of Scottsburg; nephews, John Terry and Ethan Terry: nieces, Carly Forlines and Haddy Forlines; and special friend, David Satterfield.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Mae Davis Terry.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Coy Terry officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of his father, Henry A. Terry, 1041 Highland Hills Drive, Halifax.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice and to his special friends, Tammy Barker and David Satterfield.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials please consider Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or the James O. Terry Memorial Fund, 115 Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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