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Obituaries

Mrs. Grace Satterfield Tanksley
Mrs. Grace Satterfield Tanksley of 1808 Verona Road, Richmond died
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Ruxton at Westover Hills in Richmond. She
was born in Halifax County on December 27, 1923 and was 84 at the time
of her death. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth David
Satterfield and Mary Elizabeth Forlines Satterfield and was married to
the late Otis Tanksley. She was a member of the Centerville United
Church of Christ.
Mrs. Tanksley is survived by a son, Donald Otis Tanksley and wife, Liz
of Richmond, a daughter, Betty Jean Tankley of Halifax, two
grandchildren, Sarah Booke Tanksley of Washington, DC and Janice
Tanksley Hooton and husband, Jerry of Richmond and one great
grandchild, Virginia Grace Hooton of Richmond, four sisters, Eunice
Ridgeway, Mildred Seamster and Edith Holland, all of Halifax and Evelyn
Hudson of Richmond and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for Mrs. Tanksley will be conducted Saturday,
January 19 at 11 a.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell
Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister, Mildred
Seamster, 275 Cedar Lane, Halifax.
 
Mr. James "Whitt Penick" Chandler
Mr. James "Whitt Penick" Chandler, 74, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of
Halifax County, died January 4, 2008 in New York.  He was born March
16, 1933 in Halifax County, a son of the late Mr. Joe Chandler and Mrs.
Lillian Chandler Penick.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Lamey Allen and Mrs.
Patrucia Laney, both of Brooklyn, NY; five brothers, General Grant
Chandler, Mr. William Penick, Mr. Eddie Penick, Mr. Alexander Penick
and Mr. Charles Penick, all of Halifax; four sisters, Ms. Dorothy
Penick of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Ernestine Phillip of Queens, NY, Mrs.
Denise Stewart of Clover and Mrs. Leola Carden of Georgia; five
grandchildren, one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends.  He
was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. John Henry Chandler, one
sister, Mrs. Edith Croker and his step-father, Mr. George Caldwell
Penick.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12 at Fairhaven Funeral
Chapel, Brooklyn, NY at 11:00 a.m.

 

Mr. Robert Serge "Bob" Gluhareff,
Mr. Robert Serge "Bob" Gluhareff, 63, of 2130 Lewis Ferrell Road, South
Boston died Friday, January 12, 2008.  He was born in Stratford, CT on
September 10, 1944, a son of Norma Fisher Gluhareff and the late Serge
Eugene Gluhareff and was married to Elizabeth Sharon Gluhareff.  He was
a member of Arbor Baptist Church and was a marriage and family
counselor and also a Baptist minister.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Jon
Gluhareff and wife Brandy of Halifax, and David Gluhareff and wife
Yenni of Danville; two sisters, Ruth G. Pianalto and husband Bobby of
Tonti Town, AR and Shirley G. Madkins and husband Larry of Phoenix, AZ
and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at Powell Funeral
Home with Rev. Thomas Wright officiating.  The family will receive
friends following the service.  Memorials may be directed to the Oak
Level Volunteer Fire Department, Patrick Henry Boys/Girls Home, Helping
Hands of Arbor Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
 
Ada Linwood Strickland Guthrie
Ada Linwood Strickland Guthrie, age 91, died January 12, 2008 at Bon
Secours/St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA.  Born in Halifax County, VA,
December 16, 1916, she was the eldest of eleven children of the late
Ada Lillian Crews and Arthur Linwood Strickland.  She was the wife of
the late Ray Thornton Guthrie for 64 years.
As a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, her
blessings spanned many generations and communities.  She gave endlessly
of her energy to all who knew her.  She will be remembered as a "Good
Samaritan" and as an outstanding cook.  She prepared many meals for
those in need and often hosted family reunions.  She was happiest when
she was doing something for someone else and always wore a beautiful
smile.  She enjoyed gardening as well as quilting and often used her
quilting skills to support fund-raising events for the Liberty
Volunteer Fire Department.  She also made many special quilts for her
family members to treasure.
She was a devoted Christian and a 75-year member of the First Baptist
Church of Millstone, Nathalie, VA where she served many years as Sunday
School Teacher, principally in the Nursery.  The children loved her as
she loved them.  She was active in the Women's Missionary Union, was a
choir member, and served on various committees.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and son, Aubrey Allen;
four brothers, Alvin Odell, Aubrey Tune, Charles Edward and John Thomas
Strickland; two sisters, Frances Strickland and Mary Elizabeth
Saunders.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nora Jane and Ellwood
F. Hudson of Montpelier, VA, Lillian Dale and Robert J. Jackson of
Clarks Summit, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, Lee Arthur Strickland
and wife, Julie of Alamogordo, New Mexico; three sisters, Alice
Christine Strickland of Tulsa, OK, Fannie Spotswood Davis of Nathalie,
VA, Emma Jean Oakes of Alton, VA; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Younger
Guthrie of Lynchburg, VA and Lanell Garner Guthrie of Nathalie, VA;
five grandchildren, Mark Lynnwood Guthrie and wife, Robin Hahn of
Glenwood, MD; Alison Elizabeth Guthrie Dowla and husband, James Bryan
of Phoenix, MD; Aleta Raye Wimbish and husband, Josiah T. Watson of
Richmond, VA; Bryan Arthur Jackson of San Diego, CA and Kate Erin
Jackson of Clarks Summit, PA; six great-grandchildren, Travis Allen and
Meagan Hahn Guthrie, and Macy Linda and Hayden Guthrie Dowla; Alexander
Ray and James Neil Watson; three step-grandsons, John S. Hudson, Gary
L. Hudson and wife, Holly Nicole, and children Dylan James and Taylor
Ann, Richard E. Hudson and wife, Kristin Ann, and children Matthew John
and Lilly Elizabeth, all of Richmond, VA.  Also surviving are numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church of Millstone, Nathalie, VA with the Rev. Bob
Watts officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The
family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home, South Boston, VA on
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Volunteer Fire Department
or to the First Baptist Church of Millstone, both of Nathalie, VA.

 

Eunice Elizabeth Banks
Eunice Elizabeth Banks, 67, of Paterson, NJ died Thursday, December 20,
2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Passaic, NJ.  She was born in Halifax
County on July 29, 1940, a daughter of the late James L. Banks, Sr. and
Amanda Majors Banks.
She is survived by four daughters, Sophia Banks-Benjamin of Norfolk,
Donna Banks of White Plains, MD, Dawn Banks-Waller of Waldorf, MD and
Karen Banks-Jones of Apple Valley, MN; two brothers, James Jr. and
Jesse Banks, both of South Boston; one great-aunt, Mrs. Sarah J. Burns;
nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other relatives and
friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred B. Crawley.
Cremation services were conducted by the Madonna Multicultural Home for
Funerals in Passaic County, NJ.  A private interment will be at Halifax
Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be directed to the American Lung
Cancer Society at www.lungusa.org

 

Mrs. Betty Robertson Snead
Mrs. Betty Robertson Snead, 73, of 10074 Bill Tuck Highway, Virgilina
died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at South Boston Manor.  She was born in
Halifax County on April 21, 1934, a daughter of the late George
Robertson and Hattie Davis Robertson Long and was married to James Lacy
Snead.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Peggy
Glasscock and husband Jr. of Virgilina, Rita Thompson and husband Carl
of South Boston, Anne Jones and husband Ollie D., III of Oxford, NC;
four grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Cook, Jessica Thompson, Ollie Jones, IV,
Ethan Jones; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Cook and Kaylee Cook, two
sisters, Shelby Keatts and Henrietta Reagan and a brother, Billy
Robertson.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 16 at Halifax Memorial
Gardens with the Rev. Johnny Richards officiating.  Memorials may be
directed to Halifax County Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston,
VA 24592.

 

Mrs. Rose Stempel Hall
Mrs. Rose Stempel Hall, 96, of South Boston died Monday, January 14,
2008 at Halifax Regional Hospital.  She was born in Halifax County on
November 20, 1911, the first of five daughters born to Joseph Bray
Stempel and Anne Carrington Stempel.  In 1938, she married John Newton
Hall.  Her career as a prominent South Boston businesswoman spanned 50
years, beginning with Leggett Department Stores, 1928-1949, Boston
Department Store, 1949-1954 and Western Auto Store, Main Street, from
1954-1979.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Hall Hayes and her
son-in-law, George M. Hayes of Cluster Springs; two grandchildren, John
McDowell Hayes of South Boston and Anne Carrington Hayes of South
Boston; two sisters, Sue Stempel Whiton of Blacksburg and Margaret
Stempel Edwards of Courtland.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and also at
their home, 10,000 Huell Matthews Highway.  Pastor Ed Riggs will
conduct funeral services at Main Street United Methodist Church Friday,
January 18 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Main Street United Methodist Church,
Halifax County Hospice or the Southern Virginia Higher Education
Center.

 

Mrs. Emma Lou Vaughan Bass
Mrs. Emma Lou Vaughan Bass of 6376 Lineberry Road, Liberty, North
Carolina, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Moses Cone Hospital,
Greensboro, NC. She was born in Halifax County on June 11, 1923 and was
84 at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Herbert
Watkins Vaughan and Susie Wilborn Vaughan and was married to Henry
David Bass, Jr.
Mrs. Bass is survived by her husband of the home, a brother, Thomas
Dewey Vaughan and wife Nellie of Alton, and two sisters, Barbara Conner
and husband, Charlie of South Boston and Jane Hammack and husband,
Howard of Altavista. She was preceded in death by three brothers,
Preston Watkins Vaughan,  Randolph Herbert Vaughan and  Otis Clifton
Vaughan and two sisters, Mary Vaughan Daniels and Addie Vaughan
Henderson.
A funeral service for Mrs. Bass will be conducted on Saturday, January
19 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William
Coghill officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday from 7
until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of her sister, Barbara
Conner, 8125 River Road, South Boston.
 
NOTE OF THANKS
The family of Mary Roeshell Hairston would like to thank each and
everyone for all expressions of kindness shown during their hour of
bereavement.  May God forever bless you and keep you in His care.
 
NOTE OF THANKS
The family of Dorothy Williams Green would like to thank each and
everyone for all expressions of kindness shown during their hour of
bereavement.  May God forever bless you and keep you in His care.
 
NOTE OF THANKS
The family of Albert Irvin Williams would like to thank each and
everyone for all expressions of kindness shown during their hour of
bereavement.  May God forever bless you and keep you in His care.
 
NOTE OF THANKS
Your kind and thoughtful expression of sympathy is deeply appreciated
and gratefully acknowledged - The family of Herbert Eugene Ferrell