Partners step forward to reopen South Boston’s Randolph Hotel

The Town of South Boston has found partners to renovate the downtown John Randolph Hotel and reopen it as a 32-room, upscale boutique hotel — a project that the developers say should become reality within two years from the start of construction. Julian and Karie Brittano, co-CEOs of the North Carolina-based Brittano Group, were introduced Monday by South Boston Town […]

Evelyn Pauline Pulliam-Cooke


Evelyn Pauline Pulliam-Cooke was born in Mecklenburg County Sept. 9, 1951, to the late Willie Pulliam and Ida L. Pulliam. She departed this life on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Cary, N.C . 
Evelyn moved with her parents from Chase City, to Queens, N.Y., at an early age. She attended public and private schools in Hollis and Queens. (PS 35 […]

Esther Maxine Venable

  Esther Maxine Venable was born on Dec. 31, 1954 to the later William Garnsey and Queen Esther Venable. A resident of Richmond, died at CMH Hundley Annex in South Hill Tuesday, April 19, 2022. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School and received a B.S. degree from Smithdeal-Massey Business College. Esther is survived by a sister, Debra […]

Charles Ray DeJarnette

Charles Ray “Jimmie” DeJarnette, age 93, of Red Oak, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born in Clover April 15, 1929 and was the son of the late Richard Pearson DeJarnette and the late Ruth Adams DeJarnette. Jimmie was a United States Army Korean War veteran. He was a long time member of Public Fork Christian Church and a […]

John Adams Harris Sr.

John Adams Harris Sr., of Greensboro, N.C., died Friday, April 21, 2022, at the age of 85, after a long battle with dementia. Born on Aug. 29, 1936, in Buffalo Junction, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Harris (Effie Tisdale), he was raised in Mecklenburg County. After graduating from Clarksville High School, he joined the Navy, serving as […]

Louise Blanche Robinson

Louise Blanche Robinson, 95, of Richmond and formerly of Chase City died Monday, April 18, 2022 at her residence.
Mrs. Robinson was born in Lunenburg County April 29, 1926 to the late Archie and Blanche Walker Watts. She attended the schools of Lunenburg County and was a member of Mount Mitchell Baptist Church, Drakes Branch. Mrs. Robinson was previously employed at […]

Alfred E. Weston Jr.

Alfred E. Weston Jr., 94, of Belleair Beach Fla., will be interred in his hometown of Chase City, on Saturday, 30 April at 2 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery. He passed away Aug. 2, 2020 but services have been delayed due to COVID. Al was born in Chase City in 1926. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy College Commissioning (V-12) […]

Thornton Halliburton Yancey

  Thornton Halliburton Yancey, 96, died peacefully at Granville Hospital Thursday, March 31, 2022.  “Moo”, as he was known, was born Aug. 16, 1925 to William Thornton and Laura Clement Yancey in Oxford.  He graduated from Oxford High School in 1942 and attended Davidson College until he served his country in World War II.  When he returned home, he enrolled […]

Melvin Cornelius Hendricks Jr.

  Melvin Cornelius Hendricks Jr., 26 of South Hill, died Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was self-employed in lawn maintenance. A funeral was held Sunday, April 24 at Temple Gate RZUA Church by Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with a Visitation Friday, April 22 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.

Nancy Dawson Tanner

  Nancy Dawson Tanner, 78 of South Hill, died Thursday, April 21, 2022 at her home. She was an employee of the former Narricot Corp. A private graveside service was conducted by Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory at Crestview Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.