Alice Walthall Crews

Alice Walthall Crews, age 67, of North Chesterfield, VA and formerly of Farmville, VA, passed away on September 24, 2016. She was born in Farmville, VA to Alfred W. “Tubby” and Jill Henretta Walthall on December 18, 1948.  She was a member of the Farmville United Methodist Church and loved to sing in the choir. Her hobbies included making flower arrangements and tending to her cats. She was a strong person and a two-time cancer survivor.  She was employed by Southside Urology Clinic in Farmville for 15 years, where she served 7 years as office manager.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert F. Crews, and a brother-in-law Bob Hazelwood.

She is survived by her son Shane P. Crews of Midlothian, VA; granddaughter Ava Raics of New Jersey; sister Frances W. Hazelwood of North Chesterfield, VA and niece Sandra Elliott and husband Brian of Midlothian, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Comfort Zone Camp, 6606 W. Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230;  Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Dr, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 or Bon Secours Hospice,  8580 Magellen Dr, Richmond, VA 23227.

A graveside funeral service was held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Gladys Marie Sallie

Ms. Gladys Marie Sallie, age 61, departed this life September 20, 2016 in VCU-CMH Hospital, South Hill, Va. She was the daughter of the late Nathan E. and Hattie Green Sallie.

She leaves to mourn two children: Ritchie (Regina) Tisdale and Tawanda (Earl) Hargrove, all of South Hill; five sisters: Annie Mae (John) Robinson and Rosa Nell Taylor, all of South Hill, Louise Holmes, Newark, N. J., Christine Sallie, South Hill, and Brenda (Wilburt) Lambert, Richmond, Va.; three brothers: Willie Roy Sallie, Washington, D.C.; Jimmie Sallie, Philadelphia, Pa., and Clinton (Rosa) Sallie, South Hill. A loving and devoted companion, Roger Crawley, Kenbridge, Va. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday at the old RZUA Headquarters, La Crosse, Va., at 2 p.m. Minister Sharon Baskerville officiating, with burial to follow at Crestview Memorial Park. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of funeral.

Ms. Gladys Sallie may be viewed on Saturday at the funeral home from 1:30 until 6 p.m.

Feggins Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

George Blount Turner

George Blount Turner, age 70, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away September 20, 2016.  He is preceded in death by his father, George Franklin Turner.  He is survived by his wife, Mary S. Turner; his mother, Virginia H. Turner; his daughter, Melissa “Kay” Turner Baird; his son, George “Cotton” W. Turner, Sr.; four grandchildren, G.W. Turner, Jr., Sara Anne Turner, Ryan Thomas Baird and Jackson Matthew Reynolds; three great grandchildren, Hailey Brooke Turner, Angela Faye Abronski and Kegan Michael Turner; and nephews and niece.

Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Va.  The family received friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Rock United Methodist Church, c/o J.V. Clarke, 120 Sandy Shores Drive, Henrico, N.C.  27842.

Edward Earl “Ed” Floyd

Mr. Edward Earl “Ed” Floyd, age 58, of Brodnax, died in his home on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was a former truck driver for Gasburg Timber.

Ed is survived by his wife, Rebecca Cumbia “Becky” Floyd of Brodnax; numerous loving foster children; his mother, Barbara H. Floyd of Gasburg; and his two brothers: Robert Lee Floyd and Terry Wayne Floyd both of Gasburg. He was predeceased by his father Louis Edward Floyd and brother, Michael Wayne Floyd.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home & Crematory. A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, South Hill.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department: P.O. Box 398, Brodnax, VA 23920; Southside Rescue Squad: P.O. Box 546, South Hill, VA 23970, and Lake Country SPCA: 11764 US-15, Clarksville, VA 23927. Condolences may be sent through

Betty Bishop Kidd

Betty Bishop Kidd, 96, of South Hill, VA, passed away to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington NC.

Betty was born in Lunenburg County, VA on April 1, 1920, to the late Robert Gilbert and Mary Jane Loftis Bishop. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Wallace Tilman Kidd, on December 24, 2000, her son Robert B. Kidd of Grove, OK on June 16, 2012, along with a sister and three brothers. Betty was a long time member of South Hill United Methodist Church, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother. Betty loved the Lord, as well as her family. She will be remembered for her courage and independence to live her life the way she wanted, as long as it ways pleasing to the Lord.

Betty is survived by three sons; Eugene Kidd and wife Fay of Wilmington, NC, Milton Kidd and wife Joan of Willow Springs, NC, Wayne Kidd and wife Debbie of Wilmington, NC, daughter-in-law Sue Kidd of Grove, OK, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Crowder Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill, VA. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Crowder-Hite Crews Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at Crestview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Hill United Methodist Church 105 Franklin Street South Hill, VA 23970.

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Joseph Charles Robinson

Mr. Joseph Charles Robinson, age 92, died September 10, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Wells Robinson, and is survived by his son, David W. Robinson of Henrico, VA and daughter, Frances R. Foxwell of FL.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Robinson was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in both WWII and Korea.  He was a retired railroad clerk and a member of First Baptist Church of South Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2016 by Rev. A. C. Wells at Farrar Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Tabernacle Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.  Online condolences may be directed to Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the family.

Michele Dawn Boyce

Michele Dawn Boyce, 48, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, in Winter Park, FL following a courageous, second battle against Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).

Michele was born January 3, 1968, in Gallia County, Ohio, daughter of Phyllis Ann King, and the late James Keith King. She was a 1986 Wahama High School graduate and earned a LPN in Nursing from Hocking College. In 2011, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. She worked at various hospitals throughout the Northern and Southeastern United States. In addition to touching many lives through nursing, Michele was an avid animal lover and saved the lives of many fur babies through her rescue efforts.

Michele was preceded in death by her father, James Keith King, and her maternal grandmother, Lovella (Lew) Lehew, both of New Haven, WV.

She is survived by her loving husband, Christopher G. Boyce, of Orlando, FL; daughters, Brittany Johnson of Orlando, FL, Tabitha (Dave) Hardwick of New Haven, WV, Natosha King of Pomeroy, OH and Krista Boyce of Brodnax, VA; son, Grant Boyce of Brodnax, VA; brothers, Keith (Lisa) King of Virginia Beach, VA, Timothy King of New Haven, WV and Mark (Debbie) King of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren and five nephews and nieces.

A private ceremony for immediate family will be held in Coco Beach, FL. Extended family and friends will join together in a Celebration of Life at the Hartford Community Center in Hartford, WV on October 15th at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with cremation expenses can be made via PayPal to ( or by check payable to: Christopher Boyce, 5450 Inca St, Orlando, FL, 32807. Any excess monies will be donated in Michele’s name to the TNBC Foundation.

Marie Overton Crafton

Mrs. Marie Overton Crafton, age 76, of South Hill died Wednesday September 7, 2016. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Crafton is survived by her husband, Gerald Crafton of South Hill; her 3 daughters: Sabrina Dulaney and her husband David of Brodnax; Donna Parrish and her husband Ottis of Warfield and Cindy Barnette and her husband Jerry of South Hill; her step-daughter Teri Staples and her husband Robert of Birmingham, Alabama; her brother, Wayne Overton and his wife Linda of White Plains; her six grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “TT” or Granny: Christopher Barnette, Jerry Ray Barnette, Matthew Barnette, Ryan Dulaney, Robert D’Amata, Jr. and Heather Barnette and “TT” or Granny’s six great-grandchildren: Owen Barnette, Charlotte Barnette, Caroline Barnette, Jack Barnette, Jonathan Ermel and Jacob Ermel. Mrs. Crafton is also survived by her beloved dog Joey. Mrs. Crafton was predeceased by her son, Gerald Crafton, Jr., her two brothers: Lynn Overton and Ed Overton; two sisters: Betty Ann Baird and Marylee Daniels and her pet dog Zoey.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday September 10 at 11 a.m. in the Crafton Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent through Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.