July 2014

  1. Obituary-Dorothy Marie Clary

    Dorothy Marie Clary, 75, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 after a brief illness. “Dot” as she was known by her family and friends leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Allen Dale Clary and his wife, Julie of Rocky Mount, NC; her grandchildren, Casey Clary of Raleigh, NC, Jordan Clary of Greenville, NC and Ali Clary at home with her parents; also her sister, Connie Kanipe of Louisburg, NC as well as many friends that she considered as family. “Dot” was preceded in death by her husband, Willie that she missed dearly after 53 years of marriage. They were truly best friends and had a real passion for each other and their time together as thay raised their son and spent their lives in Emporia. She was also preceded in death by her loving mother, Lizzie; her Aunt Florence and brother, Calvin. “Dot” loved her work as a hairdresser for over 40 years and developed many loving relationships during that time. The funeral service will be held11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 2 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will also be at “Dot’s” home Friday evening 4-8 p.m.

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  2. Obituary-Joseph Marvin Harrell

    Joseph Marvin Harrell, 75, of Jarratt, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce “Nita” Harrell; four sons, Chris Harrell and wife, Judy of Yale; Tony Harrell and wife, Cindy of Lewisville, TX, Darryl Harrell of San Francisco, CA and Todd Harrell and wife, Amy of Warwick, RI; eight grandchildren, Shawn Harrell and wife, Lauren, Richard Harrell and wife, Leesa, Joseph Harrell, Allen Harrell, Matthew Harrell, Vickie Martin and husband, Richard and Elizabeth and Judith Harrell; three great-grandchildren, Dillon, Kylie and Marvin; a brother, John Richard Harrell of Emporia; two sisters-in-law, Mary Strickland of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Barbara Spruill of Gaston, NC and a brother-in-law, Robert Moseley, also of Roanoke Rapids, NC. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3 at Graves/Bobbitt Family Cemetery, 19133 Comans Well Rd, Yale, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1700 Bayberry Ct., Richmond, Virginia 23226. Online condolences may be made atwww.owenfh.com.

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  3. Obituary-Greg W. Webb

    Greg W. Webb, age 51, formely of Emporia, Va., died July 22, 2014.  He was pre-deceased by his grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Shelton S. Webb and Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow W. Lifsey; one brother - Jonathan W. Webb.  He is survived by his mother Dorothea L. Webb; father James W. Webb both of Emporia, Va.; and sister Rose W. Lee (Southgate) of  Capron, Va.; numerous other relatives.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 2, 2:00 P. M., at Monumental United Methodist Church, Emporia,Va.  A private interment will be held at a later date.    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton St., Emporia, Virginia, 23847.  Condolensces may be sent to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

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  4. Obituary-David Hinton Barnes, Jr.

    David Hinton Barnes, Jr., 90, of Dinwiddie County, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Grant Barnes; son-in-law, Steven B. Taylor, and two sisters, Louise Barnes and Kathleen Barnes. Survivors include one son, Curtis Grant Barnes and wife, Sherry; one daughter, Ann Marie Taylor; three grandchildren, Melanie Barnes Sheldon and husband, Matt, Grant Barnes and wife, Jennifer and Ellie Taylor; great-granddaughter, McKenna Blaire Sheldon; two sisters, Ann Clay and Adelle Morgan and husband, Gill; sister-in-law, Louise Grant and numerous nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran, David was a retired farmer and a member of Concord United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist Men’s Club. He was an accomplished baseball player in his younger days and later in life enjoyed watching and coaching. He also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Concord United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Grace Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Concord United Methodist Church, c/o Alice Spiers, 25713 Courthouse Rd, Stony Creek, Virginia 23882. Online condolences may be made atwww.owenfh.com.

     

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  5. Obituary-Annie Lee Robinson

    Mrs. Annie Lee Robinson, 87, of Canton, GA, went to be with our Lord, Friday, July 18, 2014.

    Annie was born on August 14, 1926. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church and active at the Cherokee County Senior Center.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Arldon L. Robinson. She is survived by her children, Marian Hawkins of Raleigh, NC, Douglas L. Robinson of Canton, GA and C.G. “Robbie” Robinson of Canton, GA; three grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 3 ½ great-great grandchildren.

    A memorial graveside service will be announced at later date at Fountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  

    Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA, is honored to serve the family. Sosebeefuneralhome.com 770-479-2131.

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  6. Obituary-Merle Stevens Jessee

    Merle Stevens Jessee, 73, of Emporia, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Lilmer and Laura C. Stevens and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, William “Billy” and her twin, Frank. Mrs. Jessee is survived by her husband, John D. Jessee, Sr.; son, John D. Jessee, Jr. (Mary Hill); daughter, Lynn Jessee Moseley and husband, Troy; granddaughter, Heather Leigh Moseley (Dave Smith) of Portsmouth; three brothers, Thomas Stevens of Pennsylvania, John Perry Stevens of Catlett, Virginia and Lilmer “Tuck” Stevens of Bealeton, Virginia and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 21. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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  7. Obituary-William Todd Grizzard

    William Todd Grizzard, age 66, of Valentines, Va. passed away July 13, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his father, Norfleet Grizzard; two brothers, Wayne and Robert Grizzard; and his favorite pet, Chance.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy W. Grizzard; his mother, Kathleen R. Grizzard; his son Billy Grizzard; his daughter, Candice Bryant and husband Michael; a step-son Ken Francis; a step granddaughter, Cameron Francis; a nephew, Ricky Grizzard; and two sisters-in-law, Cathy Grizzard and Sue Grizzard.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Foundation, www.nwf.org.  Online condolences may be made at www.wmsfhva.com.

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  8. Obituary-Beverly Poole Morris

    Beverly Poole Morris, 52, of Carson, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She is survived by her husband, James E. “Eddie” Morris; son, Dustin Morris (Ashley); daughter, Allison Morris Spivey (Matt); her parents, A.R. “Billy” and Betty Martha Poole; sister, Carolyn Poole Messier; mother-in-law, Kathleen Morris; sister-in-law, Nancy White and a number of nieces and nephews. Beverly was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Poole and grandmother, Alice Poole. She was employed at Richard Bland College for 28 years and was currently the Director of Financial Aid. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia 23867 where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Interment will follow at Concord United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 20015 Halifax Rd, Carson, Virginia 23830. Online condolences may be made atwww.owenfh.com.

     

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  9. Obituary-Mason (May-May) Bayne Taylor

    Mason (May-May) Bayne Taylor was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving granddaddy John Fajna and Charlie Taylor, grandma Mavis Taylor, godfather Charles Taylor, and his cousin Avery Drew Swenson. Mike and Trina were blessed to be Mason’s parents for 9 years.  He also impacted the lives of his big sisters Chelsea Dayne (JakeKing) and Caroline Layne, his big brother Michael Wayne (Amanda Earp). He leaves behind his grandmother Carolyn Fajna, godmother Diane Taylor, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was a joyful, energetic, and in-the-moment little boy. Mason took advantage of every second of everyday and was always going from sunup to sundown. He had many loves in his life including hunting, fishing, being on the farm, music, and baseball. Mason was excited to have made the Emporia-Greensville All-Stars this year and played as number #33. As a prankster, Mason loved making people laugh whether it was acting silly, dancing, or singing terribly. He wasn’t shy and always took the opportunity to meet and become a friend to everyone he knew. At a young age, Mason impacted the lives of many and will always be remembered by his goofy grin, wide eyes, blonde hair, and his one-of-a-kind personality.
    The family will receive family and friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Road, Jarratt, VA. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1351 West Atlantic Street, Emporia, VA. He will be laid to rest at St. John Lutheran Cemetery on Purdy Road.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the Mason Taylor Scholarship Fund which will be handled through First Citizens Bank. The family asks that checks be made to the Mason Taylor Scholarship Fund and mailed to 2550 Chapmans Ford Road, Emporia, VA. The money will be donated as a scholarship to the 2022 graduating class. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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  10. Obituary-Lewis Wayne “Chip” Shifflett

    Lewis Wayne “Chip” Shifflett, 65, of Emporia, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2014. He was the son of the late Robert and Ruth Shifflett and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Carlton “Beetle” Shifflett, Jay Shifflett, Pleas “Petey” Shifflett, Terry “Monkeyman” Shifflett and Robert “Robin” Shifflett. He is survived by his wife, Doris Charrette Shifflett; son, Robert “Robbie” Shifflett and wife, April; three grandchildren, Gregory Jarratt, Brandon Goodwin and Corey Goodwin; three brothers, Larry Shifflett (Yvonne), Timmy Shifflett (Debbie) and Neil Shifflett, all of Rockbridge County, Virginia; sisters-in-law, Barbara Shifflett, Nancy Shifflett, Joan Parrish (Marvin), Nancy Simpson, Carolyn Williamson (Gene), Sandra Jarratt (Kenny); mother-in-law, Cecile “Sis” Charrette and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 7229 Forest Ave, Suite 200, Richmond, Virginia 23226. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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