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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 16:55

Aubrey Lee Moseley

Aubrey Lee Moseley, age 94, of Danville, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away December 31, 2019. He was retired from Sadler Brothers Oil Company. He is the son of the late Jordan and Della Moseley and is preceded in death by his wife, Willie Thelma Utley Moseley; his brothers, Willie, Dick and Lewis; and his sisters, Nellie, Bessie and Pearlie. He is survived by his son, James Bishop Moseley and wife Connie; his granddaughter, Christy Kathke; and four great grandchildren, Ashley, Dylan and Landon Fowler and Sullivan Kathke. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday, prior to the service, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Lawrenceville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 64, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 17:28

Ricky "Heavy" Noblin

Ricky “Heavy” Noblin, age 60, of Gasburg, VA passed away December 24, 2019. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Logan Finch. He is survived by his parents, Sterling and Edna Noblin; his children, Angel Noblin, Robert Finch and Mark Finch; his sisters, Sandy Noblin and Loretta Daniel; his brothers, Sterling “Tootsie” Noblin and Danny Noblin; and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. A memorial service will be held Friday at 6:30 after the visitation. In memory of Heavy, please wear your favorite Harley attire.
Saturday, 21 December 2019 18:45

Helen Martin Myrick

Helen Dean Martin Myrick, age 89, of La Crosse, VA passed away December 21, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Martin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Raymond Myrick, Sr. and two sons, Walter Raymond Myrick, Jr. and William Myrick. She is survived by her daughters, Rosa Lee Shaw and Brenda Wise; her son, Scott D. Myrick; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Academy, 10228 Buggs Island Road, Baskerville, VA 23915.
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:14

Walter Hall

Walter Hall, 92, of Freeman, VA, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, December 16, 2019, while in comfort care at Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill, VA. Born Walter Miles Hall in Momeyer, NC, to Walter Elijah Hall and Rhada Good Bass Hall on November 28, 1927, he grew up in Louisburg, NC, where he was known to friends and family as “Bro.” Shortly after graduation from Mills High School, Walter enlisted in the Navy, attending training in San Diego and later serving in the Pacific aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Gunason. Shortly after his honorable discharge in October 1947, Walter was employed by Atlantic Coastline Railroad as a clerk-telegrapher, where he was nicknamed “Hank.” On March 4, 1949, Walter married Georgia Blair Boothe of Portsmouth, VA. He remained in the employ of the railroad in various capacities through forty years of mergers and acquisitions, retiring in 1985 as a trainmaster with CSX, at which time Walter and his wife Georgia relocated from Rockingham, NC to Brunswick County, VA, where over a period of several years, Walter and his sons had built a family recreational home. For over sixty years, Walter was a passionate amateur radio operator (K4DAL— now a “Silent Key”), teaching code and mentoring ham operators in Virginia and North Carolina. An exacting woodworker, he remodeled kitchens as a sideline in his younger days. He was a stained glass and wine-making hobbyist, an avid beekeeper, reader and Scrabble player following retirement. Walter was an active member of Liberty Church (Lawrenceville, VA), where through the years he installed and operated the sound system, sang in the choir, served on and chaired the board, and was president of the Liberty Church Men’s Club. Walter was known to his children and grandchildren as a storyteller. Daddy Hall’s stories contained personal family histories, events of the world around him and his relationship with nature, presented with his eccentric sense of humor. Walter was predeceased by his parents and his eldest sister Juanita Hall Mathews. A loving father, husband, brother and loyal friend, Walter is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Georgia Boothe Hall; seven children: Leiza Hall (Paul), Miles Hall (Rowena), Sunday Cavallaro (Richard), Ross Hall (Karen), Sibyl Thornell (Eddie), John Hall (Terrie), Ryan Hall (Tonya); twenty-one grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters Rhada Hall Currin and Helen Hall Cole; and many nieces and nephews to whom he was “Uncle Hank” or “Uncle Bro.” A Celebration of Walter’s Life and Legacy will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, 410 Windsor Avenue, Lawrencville, VA. Visitation begins at 12 noon followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service at Liberty Church Cemetery follows. The family welcomes friends to come for reflection, fellowship and a meal at Liberty Church Fellowship Hall (3381 Planters Rd, Lawrenceville) following the graveside service. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the staff at Community Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care of Walter and his family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks consideration of contributions in Walter’s name to Liberty Church (Attention Jean Browder, Treasurer, 3827 Planters Rd, Lawrenceville, VA 23868).
Monday, 16 December 2019 16:34

Jessie Sadler Daniel

Jessie Sadler Daniel, age 83, of Dolphin, VA passed away December 15, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Harvey and Swanee Sadler. Jessie was a lifelong member of Liberty Church, a life member of Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary (state, district and local), and a Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad Administrative Board member. Jessie retired from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office after 36 years and then volunteered with the Hospice Support Group of Southside Virginia. Jessie loved her garden, word searches, cats, bus trips, cooking and helping others. She will be missed by so many. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Shelton “Jack” Daniel, Jr. and her brother, Wayne Sadler. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Strickland of Dolphin and Karen Williams and husband Gary of Glen Allen; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Strickland, Ryan Strickland (Gabi Whitten), Meredith Strickland, Kevin and David Williams; her sister-in-law, Frances Wright of Valentines; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; her BVRS Auxiliary sisters; her sitter, Delores Dickens; and her lifelong friend, Kitty Burge. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Church General Fund, c/o Jean Browder, 3827 Planters Rd., Lawrenceville, VA 23868; VAVRS, P. O. Box 279, Oilville, VA 23129; the Massey Cancer Research Center; or a charity of your choice.
Sunday, 08 December 2019 16:42

Michelle Roberts Sasser

Michelle Ann Roberts Sasser, age 41, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away December 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her sister, Kimberly Marie Thomas and her grandparents, Sonny Roberts, Billy and Shirley Davis and Christine Edmonds. She is survived by her children, Caleb and Ashleigh Sasser; her mother, Sheryl Davis Thomason and husband Ricky; her father, Carrol Roberts and wife Gloria; her sister, Brittney Weidman and husband Andrew; her niece and nephew, Harper and Easton Weidman; her Mema, Ann Daniel Roberts; and a host of close family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, 255 Union Mill Road La Crosse, VA with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 522 Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or Mecklenburg County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 311, Chase City, VA 23924. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Sunday, 08 December 2019 16:40

Frank Kenneth Towberman

Frank Kenneth Towberman, age 90, of Claremont, VA passed away December 7, 2019. He is the son of the late Leslie and Delma Towberman and is preceded in death by his infant son, Frank, Jr. and a daughter, Susan Carol. At 18, Frank joined the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Descendants of Point Lookout and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances “Fran” Epperson Towberman; his daughters, Teresa Taranovich and husband John, Penni Daugherty and husband James and Leslie Thomas and husband Carl; his grandchildren, John Michael Taranovich, Dani Noon, Matthew Padgett and Brooke Padgett; his great granddaughter, Tori Noon; his brother, Bill Kelly and wife Edith; and special cousin, Tom Towberman and wife Wanda. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. Interment will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Wakefield Cemetery, 205 W. Church Street, Wakefield, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Military Working Dog Support Organizations http://www.operationwearehere.com/MilitaryWorkingDogs.html.
Thursday, 05 December 2019 14:17

Carl Edward Haizlip

Carl Edward Haizlip, age 79, of Blackstone, VA passed away December 4, 2019. He is the son of the late Charles and Mabel Haizlip. He is survived by his sons, Gary Haizlip and wife Barbara, Thomas Edward “Eddie” Haizlip and wife Tabitha; his grandchildren, Scott Haizlip and wife Christi, Kelli Haizlip and Tyler, Broden and Elias Haizlip; and his great granddaughter, Sawyer Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Bethel Church Cemetery, Alberta, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 13:56

Jean Prince Griffin Batman

Jean Prince Batman, age 72, passed away December 3, 2019. She is the daughter of the late William and Katherine Griffin. She is survived by her husband, James R. Batman; her five children, Oliver Batman and wife Charity, Ira Batman and wife Melissa, Joseph Batman, Russel Batman and wife Hollie Lockheart and AnnaRuth Batman Allen and husband Stan; her grandchildren, Nathan Batman, K.C. Batman, C.J. Batman, Layla Batman, Grant Lockheart, Claire Lockheart, Owen Lockheart, Rocky Batman and Miracle Batman; her sister, Katherine E. Anglin; her brothers, William Carlisle Griffin and wife Yvonne and Sam Grey Griffin and wife Sandra; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, Freeman, VA with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the social hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 17, Freeman, VA 23856. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:28

Debra Tatum Brewer

Debra Tatum Brewer, age 60, of Brodnax, VA passed away November 25, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Albert Trent Tatum, Sr. and Edna Lee Brock Tatum. She is survived by her husband, Ricky Brewer; her two daughters, Melissa Brewer and friend Samantha and Megan Brewer Tucker and husband John; her grandchildren, Brayden and Gracelyn Tucker; two brothers, Albert Trent Tatum, Jr. and wife Glenda and David Earl Tatum; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Bella. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brodnax, VA. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Mary Lillian Nash, 11975 Diamond Grove Rd., Brodnax, VA 23920.