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Obituaries

Jesse J. Grizzard, Jr.

May 21, 1951 - October 20, 2019

Visitation Services

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 22

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

3 p.m. Wednesday, October 23

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

Jesse J. Grizzard, Jr., 68, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Matthews Grizzard. He is survived by his son, Jesse J. ‘Bubba” Grizzard, III (Jeannie); daughter, Brooke G. Haught (Daniel) and son, Cody W. Mitchell; grandchildren, Jesse J. Grizzard, IV, Gracie Lee Grizzard, Alexis Danielle Haught, Jaxson Connor Haught, Dawson Perry Haught, Taylor Griffin Mitchell and Holden Tate Haught; four sisters, Judy G. Powell (Winfred), Faye Grizzard, Minnie Grizzard and Karla G. Holloway (Keith); nieces, Jessica Jarratt (Charles), Teresa Hudson (Curt) nephew, Wayne Grizzard and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 23. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Bobbie D. Barnes

February 27, 1944 - October 17, 2019

Visitation Services

Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M.

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Bobbie D. Barnes 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Bobbie was a member of The Trinity Church in Halifax N.C.

She was born in Greensville County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Randall D. Turner and Katie Mathews Turner. She was the widow of David Lee Barnes and also preceded in death by a sister Lucille T. Link Turner and a brother Louis E. “Joe” Turner.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Patti Lynn Barnes and special friend Stella Stanley and her daughter Morgan of Emporia, VA., a sister, Diane T. Huskey (Jimmy) of Emporia, VA., three brothers, Cleveland D. Turner (Betty) of Norfolk, VA., Bernard Turner (Bertha Ray) of Skippers, VA., R. Jimmy Turner (Marty) of Skippers, VA., numerous nieces and nephews, along with grand dogs Carmel and Bizzie.

A funeral service will be held at Echols Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Mitchell Norville officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Echols Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Special thanks to the staff of Greensville Manor for their devoted and dedicated care.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Gene Seward

March 28, 1949 - October 12, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m., Tuesday, October 15

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia
 

Gene Seward, 70, of Jarratt, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Seward, Sr. and a sister, Arlene Leasburg. He was a retired employee of Greensville Correctional Center and a USMC veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned the Purple Heart.

Gene is survived by his wife, Betty V. Seward; son David Seward (Paula); his mother, Frances Seward; three brothers, James Wilson Seward, Jr. (Diane), Leon Seward (Rita) and Billy Seward (Gail); a number of nieces and nephews and his beloved “grandpuppy” Roscoe.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 15 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 562, Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Elton Alexander Lucy

September 18, 1929 – October 9, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pleasant Hill Christian Church
175 Ankum Road
Gasburg, Virginia

Elton Alexander Lucy, age 96, of Lake Gaston-Henrico, N.C. and Emporia, Va., passed away October 9, 2019. The son of Charlie Lear Lucy and Daisy Browder Lucy, Elton was born September 18, 1923 and raised in Lawrenceville, Virginia.  February 11, 1943 he married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Baird Lucy.  They had 65 happy years together until her death in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Joseph Gilbert Lucy and Emory Lear Lucy, and a sister, Phyllis Lucy Daniel.  He is survived by his son, Gerald W. Lucy of Lawrenceville, and his daughter, Glenda Lucy Pope and her husband, Linwood, of Emporia, Va.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lin Pope, Charles Pope and his wife, Tina, all of Emporia, Jeremy Lucy and his wife, Angie, of Dolphin, Va., and Daisy Lucy Cary and her husband, Tommy, of Liberty, Texas. Great grandchildren are Emily Pope, Carter Pope, Allie Pope, Charlie Pope, Meredith Lucy, Abbie Grace Lucy, River Lucy, Sadie Cary, and Rock Cary.  He is also survived by a niece, June Lucy Spurlock, of Reno, Nevada and a nephew, Danny Hale Daniel, of Courtland, Va.

Elton worked for the U.S. Postal service from 1961-1985 serving as Assistant Postmaster in Emporia, Va. and as Postmaster in Lawrenceville, Va.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Gasburg, Va. where he was an Honorary Lifetime Elder, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Treasurer of his Sunday School Class.  During World War II, he served in the Army Transportation Corp aboard the hospital ships USAHA Louis A. Milne and USS Chateau Therry.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 175 Ankum Road, Gasburg, Va.  There will be a reception following the service in the Family Life Building.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.  Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.    

Martha Ann Powell Jasso

September 1, 1953 - October 2, 2019

Graveside Services Visitation

2pm October 19th

Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
974 Zion Church Road
Skippers, Virginia

October 19th following service until 4:30 pm

Zion Baptist Church
974 Zion Church Road
Skippers, Virginia

Martha Powell Jasso (66) our beloved mother and sister departed her earthly home into God's hands on Wednesday, October 2nd.  For over a year, Mom was in hospice.  She always showed strength and love as she battled the ups and downs associated with her illness, ultimately succumbing to complications from a stroke.

There will be a graveside service 2pm October 19th at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (974 Zion Church Road Skippers Virginia).  The family will provide refreshments and receive friends to celebrate Martha's life in the Fellowship Hall until 4:30 p.m.  We welcome any pictures and stories of our mother you'd like to share.

Mom enjoyed collecting Angels, watching QVC and Hallmark, observing Birds and other wildlife on her many feeders.  Her favorite thing was visiting with her children, grandchildren and staying connected with family and friends.

Martha was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, however, enjoyed Texas for many years before returning to Virginia.  She loved her time in Emporia, Virginia working as a Radiologist Assistant in the local hospital while caring for her aging parents.  Mom ultimately settled in the Greensboro, NC area to be closer to her three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Posey Odell Powell (2011) and Betty Ray Powell (2001) she is preceded in death by her brother Mitchell Ray Powell (2015).

Surviving are her Daughters Wendy Conner (Tony) of Julian, NC and Debra Barnes (Chris) of McLeansville, NC; Father of her children Joseph Boyette of Greensboro,  NC; Grandchildren Shelby, Krandle, Emily and Christopher; Sister Patricia Earnhardt (Jerry) of Emporia, VA; Brother Terry Powell (Wanda) of Emporia,  VA; Sister-in-law Melanie Powell of Skippers, VA;  Nephews Tommy, Carl and Robert; Nieces Crystal, Michelle, Caitlin and Lindsey;  and several greatnephews and greatnieces she adored.

We cannot thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell enough as we witnessed their love and compassion to our mother during her final days.

Mom will forever be in our hearts but we know that she is pain-free surrounded by her family that has gone before and is in the presence of our Lord and Saviour.

Flowers can be sent to Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave, Emporia, VA or In Memory Of Mom donations can be made to Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell (www.hospiceac.org)

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

Frances Jeanette Phillips

October 8, 1941-October 2, 2019

Visitation Graveside Services

6-8 pm Sunday, October 6

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Monday, October 7

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Frances Jeanette Phillips, 77, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was the widow of Marvin T. Phillips and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Chuck Anderton, Bobby Anderton and Earl Anderton.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by two sons, Roger Phillips (T. J.), and Jason Phillips (Rhonda); granddaughter, Tori; step-grandchildren, Justin Mitchell (Brianna), Casey Davis (Justin) and Aleahsia Wyatt; sister, Edna Turner and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 Sunday, October 6 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. The funeral service will be held graveside 2 p.m. Monday, October 7 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Henry Chester "Chet" Boone

September 9, 1938-September 28, 2019

Memorial Services

Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.

Main Street United Methodist Church
500 South Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

Henry Chester "Chet" Boone, born September 9, 1938, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 81. Chet spent his formative years in Gates County, NC ; he entered the Marine Corps after high school, and later  earned a degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business from the University of Richmond.  Chet moved with his family in 1969 to Emporia, VA where he worked as a CPA and was well known for his community work in Rotary, Ruritan, YMCA and Main Street United Methodist Church.  After retiring from his work life, Chet remained committed to his community work while dedicating himself to his passions. He earned another degree, this time in fine furniture making; he trained in cooking and gardening and became a fixture in southside Virginia as he travelled on his bike.

Chet is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane Ipock Boone, his children: Hank, Bill, Bob and his wife Chantal, Alex (Betsy) and her husband Gary Nelson; seven grandchildren, Laura, Kiara, Kyle, Sarah Mia, Alan, Stephanie, and Cade.  He is also survived by extended family including his sister Edna and her husband Heber Eason, his brother Robert and his wife Lynda, and numerous beloved nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents William and Doris Greene Boone and his brother Bill.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Durrance officiating. Chet’s family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

James Calvin Vaughan

December 10, 1929 ~ September 23, 2019

James Calvin Vaughan,  a devoted Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, began his journey through life on Tuesday, December 10, 1929 in Greensville County, Virginia.  He was born to the parentage of the late Deacon Calvin and Deaconess Mabel L. Vaughan.

During the earlier years of his life, James matriculated through the Greensville County School System. Upon completion of his education, he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and joined the Diamond Grove Baptist Church of Skippers, Virginia.  It was at this church, where James' spiritual gifts were developed and love for God deepened.  He had the heart of a servant, as for many years he served as a Deacon, Church Treasurer, President of the Senior Usher Ministry and as the Graveyard Supervisor. Deacon Vaughan served his church well, but saw the need to broaden his horizon and share his gifts, talents and treasurers with the Greensville County Baptist Union, as past President and Treasurer for the Fellowship Ushers Union and Sunday School Union, respectively. It was really nothing new for him to find himself in leadership positions. He took every position seriously and gave it his, all until his health began to decline.

Deacon Vaughan was not only a churchman, but also a family man, who on March 11, 1950, united in Holy Matrimony to the love of  his life, Eldora Gilliam Vaughan. They shared sixty-seven years of marriage together before the Lord called her home on August 30, 2017.  This union was blessed with the birth of four children; James Larry, Woodrow, Dennis Wayne and Sherry Lorraine.  Seeing the need to provide for his family, he became gainfully employed with the International Paper Company. After 25 years of hard work, he retired and joined the faculty of the Greensville County Public Schools; serving for 20 years.

'James Cal', as he was affectionately called by many, was known throughout the community as a pioneer in social justice reform,   leader in political concerns that affected the community to which he belonged, civil and human rights activist. He served as  Chairman of the Greensville County Social Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club, a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), member of the Greensville County Planning Commission, and a past president of the International Paper Local Union 1825.  In October of 1995, he was appointed to the Greensville County Board of Supervisors, representing Election District 1 and was elected in November of 1995 for District 1, where he served on the Board of Supervisors for the Zion District of Greensville County, Virginia, for 20 years

Upon life's journey, we are given opportunities to plant seeds of goodness, seeds of kindness, and seeds of blessings that bestow our hearts, our work, and our being. For those that sow the  fields with loving generosity, so shall they reap the abundant harvest of eternal life. His seeds are well-sown; his service on earth is complete, and he now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life.  On Monday, September 23, 2019, Deacon James C. Vaughan left silently with an angel of God and transitioned from this earthly life; while in the care of Covenant Columns Manor, Richmond, Virginia.  James has been reunited with those who have gone on before him: his parents,  beloved wife, Eldora and  his precious son, Woodrow Vaughan.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.  We who remain and are bound to treasure his life and legacy are: children, James Larry Vaughan (Carolyn) of Baltimore, Maryland, Dennis Wayne Vaughan and Sherry Lorraine Vaughan both of Richmond, Virginia;  grandchildren, Bradley Vaughan and Ashley Vaughan both of Richmond, Virginia, Corey Vaughan (Keisha) of Coppell, Texas, Tajahnee Vaughan Cross (Zachary) of Lafayette Hills, Pennsylvania and Renee' Vaughan-Dixon (Derrick) of Louisville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Brayden Vaughan, Brooklyn Vaughan, Kennedy Cross, Vaughan Cross, Morgan Cross, Ryan Dixon and Taylor Dixon;  siblings, Sanford Vaughan (Dorothy) of Windsor, North Carolina and Virginia Watkins (James) of Columbia, Maryland; sister-in-law, Pauline G. Wright of Richmond, Virginia;  a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

James B. “Pete” Wills, Jr.

August 21, 1928-September 25, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m. Friday, September 27

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.

Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Friday, September 27

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

James B. “Pete” Wills, Jr., 91, of Emporia, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019. James served his country in the United States Army four years during the Korean Conflict and was an employee of Johns-Manville/Georgia-Pacific plant for thirty-seven years. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his wife.

 Mr. Wills is survived by his wife of 69 years, Annie Lee Warf Wills; daughter, Linda W. Bradley of Roanoke Rapids, NC; son, Eugene Wills (Sandra) of Emporia; five grandchildren, Cindy B. White, Susan B. Finney (Andy), Courtney W. Lynch (Jamie), Paul Bradley (Beth) and Tori Wills Pultz (Jeremy); ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie W. Holland of Emporia.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 27 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at High Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Purdy Baptist Church Sanctuary Construction Project, 186 Smokey Ordinary Rd., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Leroy Jarratt

December 8, 1941-September 21, 2019

Visitation Services

2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

12 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

Leroy Jarratt, 77, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was retired owner-operator of Interstate Citgo Service Station in Emporia and a member of Fountain Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. An avid fisherman, He also was a charter member of Meherrin Bass Club.

Mr. Jarratt is survived by his wife of 60 years, Loretta V. Jarratt; daughter, Angela Harding (Roger); sons, David Jarratt (Kiana) and Robin Jarratt (Michele); nine grandchildren, Josh Harding (Christina), Daniel Harding (Stephanie), Aaron Harding (Martha), Seth Harding (Rebecca), Alyssa Jarratt, Demi Jarratt, Jeremiah Jarratt, Jacob Jarratt and Jordan Jarratt; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rebecca Newsome (Dennis) and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

William T. “Bill” Bradley Jr.

November 12, 1947-September 19, 1947

Graveside Services

11 a.m. Saturday, September 21

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia 23847

William T. “Bill” Bradley, Jr., 71, passed away Thursday, September 19,2019. He was preceded in death by his former wife and life partner, Elisabet “Lisa” Bradley.

Mr. Bradley is survived by his daughter, Linda B. Watkins and husband, David; three grandchildren, Brian K. Sexton, Jr. of Duluth, Minnesota, Travis Watkins and Krista Watkins.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his daughter’s home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

David Clinton Bradley

October 17, 1931-September 9, 2019

Visitation Services

Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Service
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

David Clinton Bradley, 87, died Monday, September 9, 2019.

A native of Greensville county, he was the son of the late William Henry and Jennie Morris Bradley. Clinton was a retired Insurance agent with Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., a United States Navy veteran, and a Charter Member of Word of Life Assembly of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; W.H., Simms, and Earl Bradley, a sister; Kathryn Kirkland, and a son in law; Steve Hueber.

Clinton is survived by his loving wife of 63 years; Lorine Slagle Bradley, his daughters; Anita B. Shelburne and her husband Lee, and Marilyn B. Hueber, a sister Hazel B. Conn, a brother Mack Bradley of Roanoke Rapids, NC, grandchildren; Janet S. Meck and her husband Ronald “Bo” of Toano, VA, Amy S. Pernell and her husband Jason of Garysburg, NC, and Adam Hueber and his wife Melissa of Carson, VA, great grandchildren; Justin, Rachel and Natalie Meck, and Drew and Jacob Pernell.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel with Pastor Larry Walczykowski officiating. Burial will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Echols Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.

Allie Doris Doughtie Lee

November 23, 1924 - August.29, 2019

Visitation Graveside Services

6 to 8 pm Friday, August 30

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia

Aug 31 at 2 pm

Beechwood Cemetery
Highway 35
Boykins, Virginia

It is with much sadness that the family of Allie Doris Doughtie Lee announces her passing on August.29, 2019 at the age of 94.  She was the daughter of Lucy Ann Winbourne and Luther Carroll Doughtie and the wife of Marion Ricks Lee (Ike) who preceded her in death.  They had been married 70 years when Ike passed away in 2013. 

Allie will be remembered by her three children, Lou Ann Boggs of Greensboro, N.C., Donna Lee Evans of Louisburg, N.C. and Marion Ricks Lee, Jr. of Palm Springs, Ca.; her four grandchildren Stacy Taylor, Zach Roach, Derek Roane and Stephanie Boggs; her five great grandchildren Drake, Hunter, Zain, Della, Skylar; her sister Garlon Brinkley of Norfolk, Va. and many other relatives and friends.

Allie was born on November 23, 1924 in Holland, Va. where she attended school and eventually met her future husband there on a blind date arranged by each other’s best friends.  Allie and Ike were married on March 10th, 1943 before Ike left for WWII.  Not long after Ike’s return from the war they moved to Boykins, Va. and then finally to Emporia, Va. It was here they made their home and raised their family.  Allie was an avid gardener and in addition to ornamentals she raised an impressive vegetable garden.  It was here that science and art came together with her pickling and canning abilities.  She was a wonderful cook, adept in the kitchen, and especially excelled in her pie making skills.  Her fruit and meringue pies were a gift to all who were fortunate enough to have had one.

She had been a buyer and salesperson for Peebles Department store in Boykins, Va. when a young adult and later in life became a salesperson at White’s Family Shoe Store in Emporia, Va. For several decades she helped many Emporia school children with their back to school purchases and was a loyal employee.  Allie had been a girl scout troop leader while her daughters were involved in scouting and was a dedicated and tireless mom carpooling her kids and others’ kids to sports events and practices throughout their school years.  Allie was a loving wife and mother with a seemingly endless energy that fueled both her family’s sense of well being and her long and full life.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Eugene H. Bloom Retirement Center in Emporia for their personal and professional care of Allie in her final years and their incredible thoughtfulness and help at the end of her life, and also the staff of New Century Hospice for their attentive end of life care.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, at Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave., Emporia, Va. between the hours of 6 and 8 pm. A graveside service will be held on Aug 31 at 2 pm in Beechwood Cemetery on Highway 35, Boykins, Va. 

George B. Edwards

 October 22, 1928- August 27, 2019

Visitation Services

1 p.m. Friday, August 30

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Friday, August 30

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

George B. Edwards, 90, of Emporia, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. He was the son of the late Irvin and Sarah Edwards and was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Louise W. Edwards; wife, Daisy H. Edwards; son, Steven Wayne Edwards; stepdaughter, Cindy V. Murphy; brothers, Milton J. Edwards, Irvin W. “Junie’ Edwards, Jr. and Charles L. “Lenny” Edwards.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Luenette House-Edwards; son, I. Dwight Edwards (Gail); daughters, Connie Edwards-Malosky (Paul) and Stacy Lynn Edwards; stepdaughters, Judy English and Betsy Corley and stepson, Mike Veliky; step-grandchildren, Robbie, Sarah, Ashley, Shannon and Alec; sister, Frances M. Chaffin; brother, Robert W. Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Edwards was a lifelong member of Adams Grove Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities throughout the years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from VDOT as a Maintenance Supervisor.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 30 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with family at www.owenfh.com.

Darryl Wayne Bowen Sr.

 September 18, 1959- August 26, 2019

Graveside Services

3:00pm, August 29, 2019

Reedy Creek Baptist Church
1919 Reedy Creek Rd
Freeman, Virginia

Darryl Wayne Bowen Sr., formerly of Emporia and in later life, Colonial Heights, VA, left this life to join his Lord and Savior on August 26, 2019, at 59 years old. He is preceded in death by his mother, Cornelia Malone, and sister, Betty Hobbs. His love lives on through his aunt, Evelyn (John) Drake, brother, Allen (Caren) Bowen, sister, Bonnie Fuller, three children, Wayne (Mary Beth), Taylor, and Blake Bowen, mother of his children, Brenda Bowen, two grandchildren, special friend Sandy Talley, and two fur babies, Chloe and Joy. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends, and coworkers that he loved dearly. Darryl was known for his humor, dance moves, and love of the Redskins, Reese’s cups, and wrestling. Darryl knew his way around the kitchen (and stew pot) and loved to cook for those he loved. Darryl attended and was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church, and was an active member of Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years. A grave side service will be held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1919 Reedy Creek Rd, Freeman, VA, on August 29, 2019 at 3:00pm with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Darryl’s name to: Dolphin Volunteer Fire Dept. 7509 Liberty Road Dolphin, VA 23843 or to Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation PO Box 812,  Chesterfield, VA 23832. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Hilliard Randolph Powell, Jr.

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December 15, 1938 - August 27, 2019

Visitation Services

August 31, 2019 at :00 P.M.

Monumental United Methodist Church
300 Southampton Street

Emporia, Virginia, 23847

August 31, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Monumental United Methodist Church
300 Southampton Street
Emporia, Virginia, 23847
 

Hilliard Randolph Powell, Jr. passed away on August 27, 2019. Randolph was born on December 15, 1938 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Following his service in the United States Air Force, he was employed by the Department of Corrections and retired in 2008 as Warden of Brunswick Correctional Center in Lawrenceville.

Surviving is his wife Mabel, daughters Allison and her husband Scott Andrews, Ashley and her husband Jim Whitehead, two grandchildren, Davis and Lane Whitehead, a brother Tommy Powell and his wife Polly, and a sister Becky Moore and her husband Tommy.

Special appreciation is given to the employees of New Century Hospice for their excellent care. Also, the family thanks his caregivers, Deborah Nicholson and Brad Harding, for their compassion and friendship.

A memorial prayer service will be held at Monumental United Methodist Church, 300 Southampton Street in Emporia on August 31, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

The family will receive visitors in the Church sanctuary one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church.

Maurice Andrew Person

Celebration of Life

9:45 am September 15th

Person’s United Methodist Church

Drewyville VA
 

Maurice Andrew Person went to be with the Lord on August 13, in his home, surrounded by family.  Born in Capron, VA to Walter and Elsie Person, Mr. Person was the youngest of nine children. During the Great Depression, the family left Southampton County and moved to Portsmouth, VA where Mr. Person graduated from Cradock High School.  After graduation, Mr. Person went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. After college graduation, Mr. Person was commissioned as an Engineering Officer where he was stationed at Lowery AFB, achieving the rank of Captain. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Person returned home and earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Mr. Person then joined Hampton Roads Sanitation District where his work and expertise led him to become the Director of Engineering culminating with forty years of service. In his spare time, Mr. Person was an avid golfer and spent enjoyable time with the many dogs he adopted over the years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Barbara Jean, daughter Wendy (Neal) Porter, grandchildren, Noah and Brooke, Brother-in-Law Eddie Creekmore, Nephew Mark Person, Niece Gina (Chip) Artz and a host of other nieces and nephews. Mr. Person always loved his annual family reunions, therefore a celebration of life will be held at the upcoming family reunion to be held at Person’s Church, in Drewyville VA, on September 15th at 9:45am.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Persons UMC attn.: Mark Person, Treasure. P.O. Box 14121 Richmond, VA 23225, in memory of Maurice Person.

Charlie Elliott “Chuck” Taylor

February 25, 1965 - August 24, 2019

Graveside Services

11 a.m. Thursday, August 29

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Charlie Elliott “Chuck” Taylor, 55, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019.

He is survived by his children: - his furbabies: Holly, Molly, Thor and Heidi; his mother, Nancy Elliott Roach; brother, Sam Roach and wife, Sherie and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 29 at Greensville Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the SPCA.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

John David Dianis

June 8, 1951 - August 16, 2019

 

Graveside Memorial Services

11 a.m. Saturday, September 7

St. John Lutheran Cemetery
1351 West Atlantic Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

 

John David Dianis, 68, of Emporia, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. He was the son of the late Matthew and Margaret Dianis. David is survived by three brothers, Matthew “Marty” Dianis, Jr. (Evelyn), George Dianis (Debbie) and Walter Dianis (Amy); nieces, Mandy Jones (Dwayne), Andrea Horsley (Alex) and Morgan Dianis; nephew, Daniel Dianis; great niece, Jamison Jones and great-nephew, Ben Horsley; aunt, Betty Veliky; numerous cousins and his co-workers at the Greensville-Emporia Combined Court whom he considered as extended family.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the social hall at St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Richard “Dick” Wayne Fraley

December 11, 1934-August 13, 2019

Graveside Services

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

New Kent Chapel Cemetery
13100 Cooks Mill Road
New Kent, Virginia
 

Richard “Dick” Wayne Fraley, 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home in Emporia, Virginia. He was born December 11, 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Ralph Fraley and Mabel Boze Fraley Clarke. In addition to his parents and step-father, Holden U. Clarke, he is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Edith Maxine Fraley, and his son, Michael Allen Fraley.

He is survived by his children, Robert Munson, Cheryl O’Berry, Donna Smith, four step-children, Sue Waddell, Barbara Spangler, Jerry Loan and Ray Loan, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Charlotte Fraley Freeze, nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.

A graveside service and interment will take place at New Kent Chapel Cemetery, 13100 Cooks Mill Road, New Kent, Virginia on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Arrangements entrusted to Vincent Funeral Home, West Point, Virginia.

Arthur W. Harrison, Jr.

June 6, 1925 - August 14, 2019

Services

Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:00 P.M.

St. John Lutheran Church
1351 West Atlantic Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Arthur W. Harrison, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019. He was born on June 6, 1925, to the late Arthur W. Harrison, Sr. and Daisy Lynch Harrison. A.W. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Jeanne Rouse Harrison.

A.W. was a 1941 graduate of Greensville County High School. Following high school, he worked for twelve years at Mitchell Brothers Grocery and then ran an Esso service Station from 1953 – 1959. In 1959 he went to work for what would become Citizens National Bank and spent thirty years as a devoted employee.

In his early years A.W. went to photography school in New York City, and become an avid photographer. He traveled to Europe and visited many countries, was a small craft pilot and served on the Emporia – Greensville Airport Commission for numerous years.

He is survived by cousins, Billy Skroback and wife Anita, Joan Shumaker of Chesterfield, VA., Janice Cohen and husband Frank of Richmond, and Thomas Shumaker and wife Debra of Chesterfield, VA. The family would like to give a special thank you to his loving caregivers, Theresa Myers, Faith Vann, and Debra Lipscomb.

Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:00P.M. Interment to follow at Emporia Cemetery on Brunswick Avenue.

In Lieu of flowers, it was A.W.’s wish for donations to be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Emporia, VA.

Lynda Jennings King

 

9/24/1948 - 8/8/2019

Visitation Services

2 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Zion Baptist Church
974 Zion Church Rd
Skippers, Virginia

3 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Zion Baptist Church
974 Zion Church Rd
Skippers, Virginia

Lynda Jennings King, 70, of Emporia, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late William and Mattie Jennings and also preceded in death by her son, Chris King. She is survived by her husband  Edward Marvin “Red” King; two sons, William King and wife Stacy and James Edward King and wife Lynette, daughter-in-law, Tabby Owen and husband John Michael; thirteen grandchildren, Sheree Coleman and husband Richard, Jesse King and loving companion Megan Burke, Mattie and Britt King, John Luke Owen, Austin, Stephen, and Chassity King, Jennifer Benton, Brittany Boland, Kathy Harvey, Ashley Musselman and Victoria Auton; seven great-grandchildren, Alia Wulf, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Dunn, William Coleman, Addison and Dakota King and Zoe and Zane Auton; one sister, Marie Butler and husband Tommy, three brothers, Harold, Johnny and Butch Jennings.

Lynda adored children; A brilliant twinkle was evident in her eyes and her smile was infectious when she interacted with children. She was quick to get eye to eye with children and talk to them in a manner that put them at ease.  She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a devoted and loving grandmother who was always present.  She lives in their hearts and they will always remember her eyes full of infinite tenderness.

The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 11 at Zion Baptist Church, 974 Zion Church Rd, Skippers, Virginia where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

Coy Ann Lamm Barnes

April 24, 1931 - July 28, 2019

Visitation Services

10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Calvary Baptist Church
310 North Main Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Calvary Baptist Church
310 North Main Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Mrs. Coy Ann Lamm Barnes, 88, of Emporia, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 28, 2019. She was the widow of Edward Collins Barnes Sr. and the daughter of Coy Dock Lamm and Annabelle Grimes. She was born in South Hill, Virginia and was the former owner/operator of Riverside Cleaners in Emporia, VA., for many years. Mrs. Barnes was a former deacon and choir member of Calvary Baptist Church, as well as, a member of the Riparian Women’s Club and Red Hat Society. She is survived by her three daughters, Lelia B. Slagle (Kelly) of Emporia, VA., Kathy B. Allen of Emporia, VA., Amy B. Browder (Mitchell) of Warner Robins, GA., her son, E. Collins Barnes, Jr. (Denise) of Smithfield, VA., sister-in-law, Nancy Harris of Emporia, VA., eleven grandchildren, Christopher Link (Christina), Jonathan Link (Ashley), Alexa Dickens (Matt), Katie Evans (Derek), James Dickerson (Cassandra), Edward Barnes III (Sara), Joshua Barnes (Jen), Ethan Barnes, Jeremy Barnes, Will Browder (Ashlee), Meagan Browder, along with fourteen great grandchildren, as well as, special friends, Ella Bullock and Violet Huff.

The family will receive friends and guests from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Andy Cain officiating. The Interment will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetery following the service.

Donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 310 North Main Street.

Online Condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Barbara Kelly Stephenson

August 23, 1943 - July 26, 2019

Visitation Services

Monday, July 29, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

11:00 A.M. on Tuesday July 30, 2019

Echols Funeral Home
806 Brunswick Avenue
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Ms. Barbara Kelly Stephenson of Emporia Virginia passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Holland Stephenson, and father, Robert Kelly Stephenson. Ms. Stephenson is survived by her special friends, Connie and Danny Johnson, Bernice Harris, as well as three loving cats, Callie, Tiger, and Maltie. Ms. Stephenson was salutatorian of her graduating class at Greensville County High School and a graduate of William and Mary. She received her Masters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and took classes at the University of Tennessee. She was the Librarian at Brunswick Academy for numerous years and then later retired from the Brunswick Virginia Department of Corrections. She was a Member of the Riparian Women’s Club and also their garden club.

A visitation will be held at Echols Funeral Home, Monday, July 29, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. A graveside service will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday July 30, 2019.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Emporia Animal shelter of Emporia Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Mattie “Sue” Brown

Visitation Services

11:00 am - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019

New Canaan Worship Center
4712 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA

1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019

New Canaan Worship Center
4712 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA

On July 16, 2019 Mattie “Sue” Brown went home to be with the Lord. She was born on April 12, 1940 to the late Margie Elizabeth and Richard Brown. She received her primary education in the Emporia Public School system and graduated from Edward Wyatt High School. She continued her education at Smith Madden Business School in Richmond, VA. She worked in transportation for several years and transitioned to retail services in 1985 at Thalhimer’s and then as a supervisor at K Mart. In 1995 she began working in finance at VaCap Federal Credit Union. She continued her passion in the service of others at VCU Health Systems and retired in 2007.

As a young girl Sue accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She has been a long and faithful member of New Canaan Worship Center, where she served on the Finance Committee and the Bessie T. Blakey (BTB) Usher Board. She served faithfully until her health no longer permitted.

Lovingly known as “Sue-Sue,” she was a devoted and caring daughter. She will be remembered for her unwavering love for God, family, and friends, her dedication, generosity, hospitality, and impeccable fashion sense. During family holidays you could find her preparing her famous oxtails and giving out personalized and thoughtful gifts to her loved ones from her “personal store.” She was always willing to lend a helping hand, while that hand could be firm at times it came from a place of love. She loved her family dearly and was like a second mother to many of her cousins. She would often walk her younger cousins to school, take them clothes shopping, cook them dinner, and would even send a taxi to pick them up if they missed the school bus. You could always count on her for sound advice; her council was priceless and was spoken with love and honesty.

Sue’s memories will be cherished by her Aunts Ruth Lloyd, Lizzie Mae Sills, Simone Sills, devoted friend Shonette Thompson, and a host of relatives, friends, and church family.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at New Canaan Worship Center 4712 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA. Interment will follow the funeral service at Zion Community Cemetery in Emporia, VA The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Canaan Worship Center prior to the service.

George Wyche Slate

September 20, 1928-July 21, 2019

Visitation Services

11:00 am, Saturday, July 27, 2018

Main Street United Methodist Church
500 South Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

12:00 noon, Saturday, July 27, 2018

Main Street United Methodist Church
500 South Main Street
Emporia, Virginia

George Wyche Slate of Emporia passed away July 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolphus Green Slate and Georgie Lee Slate, two brothers, Adolphus and Samuel Slate, two sisters, Emma Lee and Rebecca Slate. He is survived by his wife, Edna of 67 years, two sons, George Jr. (Kay), Jim (Linda), two daughters, Lynn (Howard Ellis) and Bettie (Barton Pasco), six grandchildren, Rebecca Ellis (Sean O’Connor), Katherine Ellis (D.J. Wilson), Stuart Ellis (Jennie), Denham and Cheves Pasco and Taylor Slate, three great grandchildren, Nathaniel and Madison Wilson, and Alexis Ellis.

George graduated from Virginia Tech in 1950, and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He also served in the U.S. Army at Officers Candidate School at Fort Knox, KY. He began a successful Career in establishing an Insurance Agency in Emporia with his business partner, Arthur Kreienbaum of 53 years. He was a financial advisor for Equitable Life Insurance Company and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 18 years. He served his community for 31 years as a board member of Greensville Memorial Hospital and was active in the Ruritan and Hokie Club as well as Main Street United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 500 South Main Street, Emporia, VA. After the visitation, a memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M., followed by a reception in the church’s social hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church (mail to 105 Church St., Emporia, VA 23847) or Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad (mail to 513 S. Main St., Empoira, VA) .

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com

Melanie Jarratt Topping

September 27, 1968-July 21-2019

Visitation Services

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

Melanie Jarratt Topping, 50, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Mic” Topping; son, Tyler Topping; her parents, C.D. & Anita Jarratt; brother, Charles Jarratt (Jessica); sister, Cristina Link (Chris); sister-in-law, Patsy Ward (Jill Brunstad), nieces, Chelsea Daniels (Jade), Blake Jarratt and  Christy Ward Pita (Jim); nephews, Austin Link, Jackson Link, Daniel Brunstad; great-nephews, Forrest & Gage Daniels and Bryce & Brodie Pita. Melanie also leaves behind her beloved canine companion, Abby.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia. Interment will follow at Emporia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia 23867.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

David A. Grizzard

June 25, 1934-July 14, 2019

Services

Wednesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd.
Jarratt, Virginia

David A. Grizzard, 85, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was the son of the late Franklin and Winifred Grizzard and was also preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Lee Grizzard and a grandson, Brandon Punzalan.

Mr. Grizzard is survived by his former wife, Jean Grizzard; three daughters, Nancy G. Rose (Norman), Tracy G. Fox (Clarence) and Christy G. Punzalan; son, David Scott Grizzard (Amy); seven grandchildren, Christopher Rose (Jenn), Jonathan David Fox, Collin M. Fox, Ashley Nicole Punzalan, Taylor Marie Punzalan; Harrison David Grizzard and Emma Claire Grizzard; great-grandchildren, Penelope Clementine Rose, Eamon Sawyer Rose, Deklan and Quinn Cauthorne; longtime devoted friend Hazel Stallings, and sister-in-law, Lois S. Grizzard.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia. Interment will follow at High Hills Memorial Cemetery.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude for the love and care shown to David in his later days by the nurses and caregivers at the Eugene H. Bloom Retirement Center.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Betty Jean Ogburn

April 30, 1940 - July 10, 2019

Visitation Services

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12 noon to 2 p. m.

Faith Baptist Church
951 W. Atlantic St.
Emporia, Virginia

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 2 p. m.

Faith Baptist Church
951 W. Atlantic St.
Emporia, Virginia

Betty Jean Ogburn, 79, of Emporia, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Virginia Dunlow Balmer. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis, Donnie, and Marshall Balmer.

Mrs. Ogburn is survived by her husband, Johnny C. Ogburn, three sons, Michael Pair (Bernadette), Darryl Pair (Amy) and Eddie Ogburn (Brandy); grandchildren, Curt, Stephanie, Lizzie and Exia Pair, Brandon Mevins, Sarah Davis, Rachel and Landen Pair and Dylan, E.J. and Jackson Ogburn; three great-grandchildren, Makayla and Luke Pair and Mckenzie Hamilton; three sisters, Virgie Thacker (James), Alice Dean (Edward), Marie Melvin (Marvin); two brothers, Earl Balmer(Mary) and Dennis Balmer (Wendy) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Faith Baptist Church, 951 W. Atlantic St., Emporia, Virginia where the family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

Larry Steven “Steve” Dowling

November 26, 1951 - July 05, 2019

Visitation Services

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia 23867

Monday, July 8, 2019, 2:00 PM

Owen Funeral Home
303 S. Halifax Rd
Jarratt, Virginia 23867

Larry Steven “Steve” Dowling, 67, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 5, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three: but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:1.)

Steve is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara; son Zachary (Heather); daughter, Teresa (Mike) along with his grandchildren, Kenny, Mikey, and Katie. He is also survived by brothers, Bob (Debbie), and Tim along with the extended Putnam family and his loving nieces and nephews.

Steve retired from Dominion Power to enjoy time with family and friends on the farm and at Lake Gaston. He was an active member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Jarratt.

His journey in this life is over, but he has been an inspiration and entertainer to all he met. The family would like to thank all of the care providers throughout this journey – you were his inspiration.

The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 8. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church, c/o Lou Harrell, 25123 BlueStar Hwy., Jarratt, Virginia 23867.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.

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