Manuel D. Black

Manuel D. Black, 79, of Chase City, died June 18, 2012. He was a retired supervisor with the US Postal Service, an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of American Legion Post 43, and a member and deacon of Black Branch Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Black, sons and daughters-in-law, […]

Joan Harrison Vallandingham Chicwak

Joan Harrison Vallandingham Chicwak, 62 of Skipwith, died June 21, 2012 at her residence. Born June 8, 1950 in Leonardtown, Md., she was the daughter of Lucy (Harrison) Vallandingham and the late James Howard Vallandingham Sr. Joan attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bryantown, Md., for years with her family. She taught CCD classes for four years. Joan and her […]

Ada Bayne Phillips Farrar

Ada Bayne Phillips Farrar, 93, of Chase City, died June 23, 2012. She was a retired employee of Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation and a member of Salem Christian Church. She was the widow of Marvin Phillips and Carl Farrar and was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Diane Crites and Jack Staples Jr. She is survived by her daughter and […]

Inez Marie Smith Leigh Jeffers

Inez Marie Smith Leigh Jeffers, 76, of Roxboro, N.C. entered eternal rest Monday, June 25, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Jeffers was born in Chase City on June 27, 1935 to the late Daniel and Virginia Elam Smith. She attended the schools of Mecklenburg County and was a retiree of Caswell County School System. In addition to her parents, she […]

Roosevelt Hayes Nelson

Roosevelt Nelson, 77, husband of Margie O. Nelson, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at his home. Roosevelt was born in Halifax County and grew up in the Nelson area and was the son of the late John and Berta Lowery Nelson. A farmer, Roosevelt was retired from the Department of Corrections as a correctional officer. He was a member […]

Peggy Booth Davis

Peggy Booth Davis, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2012. Peggy was born on Nov. 24, 1932 in Buffalo Junction to the late Bennie Davis and Virgie Griffin. She grew up in Buffalo Junction graduating from Clarksville High School. Mrs. Davis is the widow of Charles Franklin Davis Jr. to whom she was married […]

Frances Kathleen Adams Sutphin

Frances Kathleen Adams Sutphin, 82, of Boydton died peacefully at home on Monday, June 18, 2012. Kathleen was born June 7, 1930 in Winston-Salem, N.C., later of Bassett and Oak Level. After graduating from Brevard College, Kathleen was employed by Stanley Furniture Company, and later worked as an assistant to U.S. Representative, then governor, Thomas B. Stanley. Upon moving to […]

Randall Brooks Whitby

Randall Brooks “Randy” Whitby, age 59 of Brodnax, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012. A funeral was held Saturday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment in the Cumbia Family Cemetery in Brodnax. Online condolences may be sent to


Lauretta Daves entered eternal rest Saturday, June 23, 2012 at The University Hospital, Newark, N.J. A funeral will be held Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church 1, Clarksville, with Rev. Cleotis Lawson, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing and visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday until service time. Online condolences […]

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