Elderly Alton couple dies in murder-suicide

An 80-year-old man shot and killed his 72-year-old wife before turning his gun and fatally shooting himself in the Alton area Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark. The names of the man and woman who died are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, Clark said Tuesday night. Police have no motive for the apparent murder-suicide, he […]

Eldridge Lee Ashe

Eldridge Lee Ashe (Chum) was born Jan. 1, 1949 and gained his wings on May 28, 2022 at MCV/VCU Medical, Richmond. Chum is survived by his loving and devoted partner, Juanita Jones, children and grandchildren of LaCrosse; two daughters, Marye “Kelly” Valentine (Rodney), Midlothian, and Montrina McCants, Ohio; three grandchildren, Darren Hall, Justin and Ashil Tabourn; three great grandchildren, Kade […]

Donald Norris Lynch

Donald Norris “Doc” Lynch, age 69, of Union Level, died on Thursday June 2, 2022 in his home. He was a former charter boat captain and a master engine mechanic who had a real talent for repairing boat engines. “Doc” is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Lynch; his son, Steven Lynch; his two brothers:  Ron Lynch and Randolph Lynch; his […]

Lamon McKinley Redd Jr.


Lamon McKinley Redd Jr., was born to the late Lamon McKinley Redd Sr., and Sallie Smith Redd on Oct. 15, 1938. Lamon entered into eternal rest on May 31, 2022 at his residence. Lamon moved to Stanford, Conn. in 1952 and he met at married his wife Ella Pahaham Redd in 1959. After 40 years of service, Lamon retired from […]

Tommie William Russell


Tommie William Russell was born on June 19, 1960, to the late Mary Ann Russell. He graduated from Bluestone Senior High School in 1978. Tommie was certified by The American Taekwondo Association as a First Degree Black Belt in 1987. He was employed with Burlington Industries for over 10 years. He later continued his education at Southside Virginia Community College […]

Corey Wendell White Sr.

  Corey Wendell White Sr. 45, of Chase City, died Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. Mr. White was born April 10, 1977 at Halifax Community Hospital, South Boston to Percy Holmes White Sr. and Margaret Saunders White. At an early age, he was baptized and joined Saint Luke Baptist Church where he was a member […]

Matthew Pleasant Crawley Jr.

  Matthew Pleasant Crawley Jr., 39, of Boydton died Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill. A funeral was held Sunday, June 5, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, Chase City with Rev. Beverly Smith officiating. Burial followed in Finneywood Baptist Church cemetery, Chase City. Online condolences at www.harrisfhc.com. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral […]

Robert Kenneth Ellis

  Robert Kenneth Ellis, 75 of South Hill, died Friday, June 3, 2022 in a Richmond hospital.  He was a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and an Army Vietnam veteran. Services were private by Crowder-Hite-crews Funeral Home and Crematory with inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.

Clarence Edward Puryear

  Clarence Edward Puryear, 68, of Chase City, died Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill. A funeral will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, Skipwith. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.harrisfhc.com. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Gloria Christine Cruthfield Trujillio

  Gloria Christine Cruthfield Trujillio, 75 of South Hill, died Wednesday, June 1, in the Hundley Center.  She was a retired Exit Realty secretary. A memorial service was held Saturday at Ephesus Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.