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John Mace Harris Jr., 96

SEPTEMBER 11 — John Mace Harris Jr., 96, of Farmville, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born July 9, 1918 to the late John Mace Harris Sr. and Mary Overton Harris in Virginia.

He was proud to serve his country in the US Army during WWII and worked as a retail salesman until he retired. His favorite pastime was working in his garden and sharing his bounty with friends and family. He was a “True Southern Gentleman” who believed his handshake was his bond.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Dora Elizabeth Crute Chaffin
SEPTEMBER 11 — Dora Elizabeth Crute Chaffin passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, after a valiant struggle against liver failure.  She was 70 years old.  She and her husband, Wilkie, had a perfect love and a wonderful marriage of nearly 51 years.  The support that they received from her family, friends, and sometimes complete strangers during her recent illness was overwhelming.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

George Walter Metcalf

SEPTEMBER 11 — George Walter Metcalf died Monday evening, September 8, 2014. He was the youngest of 14 children born August 9, 1927 to Bergie Allmond and Frank Metcalf of Charlotte County.

Mr. Metcalf was a rural route mail carrier for 27 years for Pamplin and Cullen residents. He served in 1945 during the end of WWII in the United States Navy.  Having only ten months in the Navy, he was drafted into the Army in 1950 for the Korean War. He retired in 1985 and worked on the family farm up until a year ago where he loved growing things and keeping the farm neatly trimmed.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TUCK, Julia Bernice Gordon, 81
TUCK, Julia Bernice Gordon, 81, of Farmville, died September 7, 2014. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, Prospect, with interment in the church cemetery. Bland-Reid Funeral Home.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

EANES, Larry Kennell, 60
EANES, Larry Kennell, 60, of Farmville, died September 5, 2014. A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 10 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Appomattox, with interment in the Eanes Family Cemetery, Farmville. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

YOUNG, Estherlyn Allen, 100
YOUNG, Estherlyn Allen, 100, of Farmville, died September 4, 2014. A memorial service was held September 9 at the Minor B Eggleston Chapel, Farmville. Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Home, Farmville.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

James A. Rye Jr. "Pops"
SEPTEMBER 9 — James A. Rye Jr. “Pops” passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the age of 88. He was retired from the Department of Corrections in Dillwyn and a WWII Veteran. He was born on January 9, 1926 in War, WV.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Martha (Teenie) Elizabeth Watson
NEW JERSEY, September 4 — Martha (Teenie) Elizabeth Watson of Jersey City, NJ was called to glory on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the blessed age of 76. She was born October 1, 1937 in Meherrin to the late Anna and Preston Hunt, and lived for many years in Jersey City, NJ.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Clifford Lee Gibson, 53

SEPTEMBER 4 — Clifford Lee Gibson, 53, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born in Farmville on November 22, 1960 to Clifford Woodrow and Annie Bowman Gibson.

He is the former owner of Gibson Concrete and Home Improvements of Fairfax.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barbara Pride Walton
SEPTEMBER 4 — Barbara Pride Walton peacefully left this earthly life on Monday, August 25, 2014 at home in Meherrin. She was born June 6, 1037 in Meherrin to the late Robert (Ned) Pride and Hattie Stills. She was baptized at an early age at the New Bethel Baptist Church, Meherrin.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

SIMMS, James Russell Jr., 54
SIMMS, James Russell Jr., 54, of Rice, died August 30, 2014. A funeral service was held Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Bland-Reid Funeral Home with interment in Amelia Baptist Church Cemetery, Rice. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville.
Thursday, September 4, 2014

SCOTT, Janice M., 51
SCOTT, Janice M., 51, of Farmville, died August 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 5 at Minor B. Eggleston Chapel, Farmville. Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment, Farmville.
Thursday, September 4, 2014


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