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Carrie Ratliff Watlington

Mrs. Carrie Ratliff Watlington of 200 Watlington Drive, South Boston
died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at her home. Born July 14, 1906 in Grundy,
she was 101 years old. She was the daughter of the late Henry W.
Ratliff and Lydia Matney Ratliff and was married to the late Junius
Adelbert Watlington, Sr. She was a member of the Mt. Cana Methodist
Church and was a retired clerk with Leggett Department Stores.
Mrs. Watlington is survived by a son, Tom Watlington and wife, Linda of
South Boston, a son-in-law, Henry W. Webb of Hopewell, a
daughter-in-law, Jean D. Watlington of South Boston, ten grandchildren,
thirteen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, three
step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in
death by a daughter, Jean Watlington Webb and by three sons, J.A.
Watlington, Jr., Bernard E. Watlington and Donald W. Watlington.
A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at
Grace Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Randy Holmes officiating.
Visitation will be held Monday at Powell Funeral Home from 7 until 8:30
p.m. and at other times at her home. For memorials place consider the
Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston 24592 or
the Mt. Cana United Methodist Church, Hwy 58E., South Boston, VA 24592,
The family would like to thank the following devoted caretakers, Kim
Nichols, Edith Coleman, Bridgette Forlines and Adrian Chesbro.
 
Joyce Ann Terry Martin
Mrs. Joyce Ann Terry Martin of 1145 Golf Course Road, Halifax died
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Halifax Regional Hospital after a battle with
cancer. She was born May 25, 1936 in Halifax County and was 72 at the
time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Stover Terry
and Doris Garrett Terry and was a member of the Crystal Hill Southern
Baptist Church. She was a retired bus driver with the Halifax County
School system and was a devoted private nurse.
Mrs. Martin is survived by two daughters, Cathy M. Short and husband
Dennis of Nathalie and Brenda M. Beadles and husband, Elvis of Crystal
Hill, two sons, Eddie Carlyle “Bubba” Martin and wife, Patricia of
Winns Creek and Lewis Randolph “Randy” Martin and wife, Tina of
Halifax, a sister, Virginia Terry Brooks of Chatham and three brothers,
Wayne Owen Terry and wife, Earlene of Ruffin, NC, Nathaniel Garrett
“Nat” Terry and wife, Betty of South Boston and William Brann Terry of
Danville, eight grandchildren, Gary B. Talley, Jr and wife, Carrie of
Youngsville, NC, Charles Anthony Martin and wife, Meagan of Honolulu,
Hawaii, Jonathan Wayne Martin of Cluster Springs, Kenneth Lewis Martin
and wife, Lindsey of Boston, MA, David Anthony Martin of Halifax,
Donnie Craig Beadles and wife, Cathy of Halifax, Christopher Kyle
Beadles of Halifax and Keith Lee Beadles of Crystal Hill, two step
grandchildren, Michael Paul Burhop of Amarillo, TX and Jamie Lee Cash
and wife, Jennifer of Crystal Hill,  four great grandchildren,
Christopher Kyle Beadles, Jr., Halle Grace Beadles, Damion Martin and
Dillon Martin, four step great grandchildren, Brittany and Tori Burhop,
Matthew and Hanna Lipscomb and devoted friends, John Riddle and family.
A funeral service for Mrs. Martin will be conducted on Wednesday, May
28 at 2 p.m. at Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob
Hurd and the Rev. Ed Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the
church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home
Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at her home. For
memorials please consider the Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church or
Halifax Regional Hospice. Online memorials may be directed to
 Mark Ray Tomlin
Mr. Mark Ray Tomlin, 47, of Brookneal died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at
Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born in Lynchburg on October 19,
1960, a son of Vernon Tomlin and Gertrude Minnie Childress Tomlin.
He is survived by one daughter, Jessie Lynn Tomlin of Seattle, WA and
one sister, Rosetta Layne of Nathalie.

 

 Austin Marcellus (Marc) Adams
Mr. Austin Marcellus (Marc) Adams, 32, of Richmond, formerly of Halifax
County, died.  He was born in Halifax County on November 29, 1975, a
son of Mrs. Sharon Diane Green Adams and Mr. Charlie Adams.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Mr. Brandon
Marcellus Adams of Virginia Beach; his step-mother, Mrs. Yvonne Adams
of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Ms. Aiesha Adams of Richmond; two
brothers, Mr. Christian Adams of Greensboro, NC and Mr. Dexter Adams of
Raleigh, NC; one niece, Ms. Kenedy Adams; other relatives and friends
including Mr. Alfred Ford, Mr. Lowell Slayton, Mrs. Dawn Coleman
Anderson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25 at First Baptist Church with
Elder Dr. Cynthia Gaines officiating.  Burial followed in the Rose
Garden Cemetery.

 

 Harvey Clark
Mr. Harvey Clark, Jr., 61, of Astoria, NY, formerly of Halifax County,
died Friday, May 16, 2008 at St. Albans Veterans Hospital, Astoria, NY.
  He was born in Halifax County on April 6, 1947, a son of the late Mr.
Harvey Clark, Sr. and Mrs. Nannie Willie Marable Clark.  He was married
to the late Mrs. Brenda Ewell Clark, was a former employee of the US
Postal Service and was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Mr. Alonzo Clark of Astoria, NY and Mr.
Ramon Clark of Halifax; two sisters, Mrs. Brenda Poindexter of New York
and Ms. Lil Clark of Greensboro, NC; four grandchildren; his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Addie Ewell of Halifax; one daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Tracey Clark; one brother-in-law, Mr. Michael Poindexter; one
sister-in-law, Ms. Joyce Ewell; one aunt, Mrs. Estelle Marable; other
relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Mr.
John Clark.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24 at New Vernon Baptist
Church with Elder William Howerton officiating.  Burial followed in the
church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

 

 James Arthur Quinn
Mr. James Arthur Quinn of 209 Wilmoth Street, South Boston died
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at his home. Born in Wake County, NC on May 18,
1945 and was 63 at the time of his death. He was the son of the late
Cecil James Quinn and Mary Jones Poole Quinn and was of the Baptist
faith.
Mr. Quinn is survived by two sisters, Mary “Christine” Q. Bogar and
husband, Marvin of Richmond and Lillian Quinn of Halifax, two brothers,
John Linwood Quinn and wife, Mary of Dillon, SC and Eddie Thomas Quinn
and wife, Geraldine of South Boston, two special cousins, Frances Clay
of Nathalie and Ann Poole of Nathalie and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mr. Quinn will be conducted on Tuesday, May 27,
2008 at 2 p.m. at the Revival Center, Berry Hill Road with the Rev.
Danny Brizendine officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlands
Cemetery, Chase City. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral
Home on Monday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of
Eddie and Geraldine Quinn, 209 Wilmoth Street, South Boston. Online
condolences may be directed to powell@gcronline.com.

 

 Hilda Oakes Murray
Mrs. Hilda Oakes Murray of 1074 Dogwood Trail, South Boston died
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at her home. Born in Halifax County on May 21,
1925, she was 83 at the time of her death. An LPN, she was a member of
the Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member of the
Sunshine Club and a former member of UMW and the choir.
Mrs. Murray is survived by a daughter,  Rebecca M. Howitt and husband,
Robert of South Boston, two sons, Frank M. Murray, Jr, and wife, Tania
of Virgilina and Arthur Murray and wife, Karen of Indian Trail, NC, a
sister, Josephine O. Cole and husband, Stover of South Boston four
grandsons, Travis Murray and wife, Beth, Rob Howitt and wife, Cheryl,
Austin and Garrett Murray, Lauren and Nicole Fox, and a great
granddaughter, Madison Murray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Murray, Sr., her
parents, Lucy Wilborne Oakes and Willie Issac Oakes, three sisters,
Sallie Oakes Loftis, Hazel Louise Oakes and Alice Oakes Dodson and a
brother, William Irvin Oakes.
A funeral service for Mrs. Murray was conducted on Sunday, May 25 at 2
p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. L. Raymond
McGarr officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online
condolences may be sent to brooksfh@embarqmail.com.