Family of Wendy Beadles Francis hails arrest, pleads for more tips

The parents of the long-missing Nathalie 35-year-old, presumed murdered, are appealing for information that could lead to one final break in the case — where her body might be found.

Kaiser Jackson Owen

Kaiser Jackson “Jack” Owen, 83, of Chase City passed away on July 14, 2014. He was born on May 5, 1931 in Chase City to the late Willie and Effie Owen. Jack retired from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative after 45 years. He is a member of Concord Baptist Church and Arrowhead Gun Club. He is survived by his wife, Irene C. […]

Marvin Owen Carter

.Marvin Owen Carter, of Magnolia Glen, Raleigh, NC., formerly of Boydton, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. “M.O.” was born April 18, 1919 in Mecklenburg County to the late Charlie Delk and Lola Jane Reese Carter. “M.O” was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps. He served Mecklenburg County government for 35 years, first as […]

John Hamilton Feild Jr.

John Hamilton Feild Jr. (Johnny), 47, husband of Wendy Newby Feild, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was born Sept. 2, 1966 in Halifax to John Hamilton Feild Sr. and Julia Ann Waddell Feild. Johnny attended Bluestone Middle/High School. His senior year he attended Varina High School in Richmond where he graduated in 1984. He served seven years active […]

Sammy Ray Jones

Sammy Ray Jones, 80, of Skipwith, passed away on July 8, 2014. He was born on Nov. 21, 1933 in Chase City to the late Sammie and Helen Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marion Davis Jones; one daughter, Debra Wilson and her husband William of Chase City; two sons, […]

Heather-Anne Tucker

Heather-Anne Darlene Tucker, 15, daughter of Walter David and Tricia Holmquist Tucker, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. Heather-Anne was born Feb. 6, 1999 in Campbell County. She had just completed the ninth grade at Bluestone High School. Heather-Anne loved the outdoors, enjoyed the water; but her passion was soccer. In addition to her parents, Heather-Anne is survived by her […]

Jack Ryan Ezell

Jack Ryan Ezell, age 31, of South Hill died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Jack was an Emergency Medical Technician with American Life Line and Southside Rescue Squad. A memorial service was conducted on Friday, July 11, at 11 in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to […]

Helen Smith Walker

Helen Smith Walker, 96 of LaCrosse, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. A funeral was conducted Saturday, July 5 at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment in LaCrosse Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to LaCrosse Baptist Church, P.O. Box 40, LaCrosse, Va. 23950. Online condolences may be sent to

Lottie M. Loftis

Lottie M. Loftis, 99, passed away at the home of her son, Paul Dean Loftis in Clarksville on July 14, 2014. She lived in a trailer in his yard for the last 40 years until December 2013. She was born in Person County, N.C. on July 4, 1915 and moved to Mecklenburg County in 1943 where she helped raise tobacco […]

David E. Strine

David E. Strine, 54, of Chase City, died July 14, 2014. He was a self employed truck driver and a loving husband and father. David was predeceased by two brothers, “Hawk” and Mike. He is survived by his wife, Susan Strine, children, Christina Simpson, Steven Strine, Michael Strine, Erin Carter and Lance Hudson, sisters and brothers, Roy Strine and Jackie, […]