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Obituaries

Mrs. Crystal Younger Henderson
Mrs. Crystal Younger Henderson, 92, of Halifax died Monday, February
11, 2008 at Halifax Regional Hospital.  She was born in Halifax County
on June 1, 1915, a daughter of the late John Robert Younger and Pattie
Midkiff Younger and was married to the late William Randolph Henderson.
  She was a member of Halifax United Methodist Church, where she was a
member of the choir and was a member of Halifax Garden Club and Halifax
Woman's Club.
She is survived by one son, Glen C. Henderson and wife Sylvia Jennings
Henderson of Charlottesville; one grandson, David C. Henderson and wife
Alena of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Andrew
Henderson.  She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Halifax United
Methodist Church with Rev. Randall Williams officiating.  Burial will
follow in the Halifax Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the South
Boston Alzheimer's Association, 301 Powell Road, South Boston, VA
24592.

 

Mr. Mason C. Day, Sr
Mr. Mason C. Day, Sr., 89, of 4046 Bill Tuck Highway, South Boston died
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Hopewell Health Care.  He was born in
Halifax County on July 7, 1918, a son of the late Claude Easley Day,
Sr. and Luna Thaxton Day and was married to Barbara Moore Day.  He was
a member of First Baptist Church and retired owner/operator of Mason C.
Day, Inc.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Shirley D.
Primiano and husband John of Danville, Barbara D. Bass and husband
Walter of South Boston; son, Mason C. Day, Jr. and wife Dorothy of
South Boston, daughter Sandra D. Sneed and husband Larry of South
Boston, son Michael E. Day and wife Connie of South Boston; step-son,
Forest Wilbourne of South Boston; step-daughter, Rebecca W. Allen of
Coventry, England; step-son, Charles A. Wilbourne of Chesterfield;
step-daughter, Stephanie W. Bailey of Prince George County; sister,
Edith Medlin of Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in
death by his first wife, Gilmore C. Day and one granddaughter, Amanda
Day.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at First
Baptist Church with Rev. William Pyle, Rev. Ralph Harrell and Rev.
Charles A. Wilbourne officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Ridge
Cemetery.  The family will receive friends tonight from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at Brooks Funeral Home, and at other times at his home and the home of
Sandra and Larry Sneed, 1112 N. Main Street, South Boston and on
Friday, February 15 following the service at the home of Barbara and
Walter Bass, 7040 Philpott Road, South Boston.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 815 N.
Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

 

Mr. Daniel Alfred Canada
Mr. Daniel Alfred Canada, 82, of South Boston died Tuesday, February
12, 2008 at The Woodview.  He was born in Halifax County on December
25, 1925, son of the late Mr. Aaron Canada and Mrs. Betty Baldwin
Canada and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
He is survived by his niece, Mrs. Carol A. Casillas (Ray) of South
Boston; devoted cousin, Mrs. Edith Gillespie of Halifax; other
relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs.
Edith Carrington and Ms. Peggy Canada and two brothers, Mr. Major
Canada and Mr. Ralph Canada.
Funeral services will be held today at 7:00 p.m. at Crawford House
Chapel with Rev. Bruce Featherston officiating.  Burial will follow in
Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14
with full military rites.
 
 
NOTE OF THANKS
The family of Charlie Thornton Rice would like to express our heartfelt
thanks to everyone for the many acts of kindness shown to us during our
recent loss.  Many of you brought food, telephoned, visited, sent
flowers, cards, memorials and lifted us up in your prayers.  We
sincerely appreciate each act of kindness.  Your visits, calls and
cards to Charlie while he was hospitalized helped to brighten his days.
  Your thoughtfulness has been greatly appreciated.
Charlotte Rice and Family