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Filename Date Submitter
Obituaries
"Independent Messenger" (Emporia) Obituaries, March 25 - December 26, 1999 Feb 2001 Sandra Beaver
"Independent Messenger" (Emporia) Obituaries, January - December 2000 Mar 2001 Sandra Beaver
 
Herbert Spencer ADKINS, retired Norfolk Naval Shipyard painter, WW-I veteran
 ~ Emporia native, d. 17 Oct 1972, age 79
 ~ entombed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Norfolk
Mar 2017 Matt Harris
Martha Gertrude (MORRIS; Mrs. "Mack") BABB
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 20 Feb 1956, at home, Sebrell, age 70
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Section I, Plot 1), Courtland
Sep 2015 Bruce Saunders
Rev. Josiah Clanton BAILEY, Methodist minister & farmer
 ~ Sussex Co. native, d. 19 Dec 1881, Hickford, age 68
 ~ interred in the BAILEY family cemetery, Greensville Co.
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - articles
Mar 2019 Matt Harris
William Edward BAILEY, Emporia town councilman, merchant & bank president
 ~ b. 27 Aug 1857, Greensville Co., d. 23 Feb 1905, at home, Emporia
 ~ interred in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg
Jun 2015 Matt Harris
Mary Ann (JARRATT; Mrs. Frank B.) BAIN
 ~ b. 20 Jun 1872, Jarratt, d. 7 Jun 1947, at home, Wakefield
 ~ interred in Wakefield Cemetery
Sep 2020 Bruce Saunders
Richard Henry "Sam" BARNES, Sr.
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 21 Mar 1981, Franklin
 ~ interred in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery, Lot 59
Jun 2011 Bruce Saunders
Royal Marvin BARNES
 ~ b. 27 Sep 1897, Southampton Co., d. 30 Apr 1942, Emporia
 ~ interred in Pelham M.E. Church Cemetery, Greensville Co.
Oct 2009 Brad Whitehead &
Bruce Saunders
Ruby (BABB; Mrs. Jack A.) BIRKETT, of Emporia
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 23 Mar 1981, age 69
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Section II, Plot 42), Courtland
Nov 2015 Bruce Saunders
Edna (PURCELL; Mrs. Lee B.) BLYTHE, formerly of Franklin and Emporia
 ~ Lancaster Co. native, d. 30 Dec 1970, age 88
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 1, Plot 89), Franklin
Mar 2013 Bruce Saunders
Lee Butler BLYTHE, of Emporia, formerly of Franklin, retired from Camp Mfg.
 ~ d. 16 Nov 1954, Franklin, age 79
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 1, Plot 89), Franklin
Jun 2012 Bruce Saunders
Everett Bradley BOLTON, house painter, Army veteran of WW-II & Korean War
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 20 Jan 1966, at home, Emporia, age 40
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 190), Boykins
Sep 2012 Bruce Saunders
Nolie (AVENT; Mrs. Jessie Q.) BOLTON, of Margaretsville, NC
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 14 Dec 1972, Roanoke Rapids, NC, age 89
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 1, Sect. D, Plot 1), Boykins
Jul 2016 Bruce Saunders
Cora Lou (CARR; Mrs. James F. Sr.) BRACEY
 ~ Isle of Wight Co. native, d. 29 May 1987, Emporia, age 86
 ~ interred in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, near Franklin
Jan 2018 Bruce Saunders
James Franklin BRACEY (Sr.), of Emporia, formerly of near Carrsville
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 24 Sep 1970, Emporia, age 72
 ~ interred in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, near Franklin
Mar 2011 Bruce Saunders
Robert T. "Bob" BRASWELL, retired machinist
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 10 Jul 1980, Franklin, age 81
 ~ interred in Southampton Memorial Park (Devotion II, Plot 38), Franklin
Dec 2010 Bruce Saunders
Marjorie Estelle BRYANT, retired Southampton & Greensville elementary school-teacher
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 3 Feb 1966, Petersburg, age 68
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 1, Section I, Plot 5), Boykins
Sep 2012 Bruce Saunders
M. Lucy (PERSON; Mrs. Joseph J.) CLAUD
 ~ b. 1857, Southampton Co., d. Jul 1940
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Jul 2009 Bruce Saunders
Mrs. Frances (POWELL JETT) COLLETT
 ~ former co-owner of Pack Horse Restaurant & Crescent Lodge, Petersburg
 ~ d. 9 Nov 1991, age 60
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
Gurney Smith CORNWELL (Sr.), retired from Johns-Manville, Jarratt
 ~ d. 18 Dec 1956, Emporia, age 67
 ~ interred in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley
Jan 2009 Bruce Saunders
Lucy Jane (COBB; Mrs. Lorenzo O.) CRUTCHLOW
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 5 Oct 1965, Richmond, age 81
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Dec 2011 Bruce Saunders
Risup E. DARDEN, Nansemond Co. native, d. 3 Jul 1916, Emporia
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Sep 2010 Bruce Saunders
William Thomas DAVIS, formerly of Sedley
 ~ b. 17 Nov 1852, near Vicksville, d. 10 Mar 1936, Jarratt
 ~ interred in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley
Dec 2010 William J. DelMonte &
Bruce Saunders
William David DOWNS
 ~ Emporia native, d. 1 Sep 1973, Norfolk, age 29
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Lila (NEBLETT; Mrs. Lynwood C. {Sr.}) DRAKE
 ~ former Southampton Co. teacher, and musician
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 16 Jan 1981, Ahoskie, NC, age 87
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 32), Franklin
Jun 2011 Bruce Saunders
Adelaide Darden (PERSON; Mrs. James E.) DREWRY, of Capron
 ~ b. 11 Mar 1860, Greensville Co., d. 6 Oct 1940
 ~ marked in the DREWRY family cemetery (3rd Line, Lot 1), Drewryville
May 2012 Bruce Saunders
James "Jim" Daniel EDWARDS, retired timber appraiser
 ~ d. 21 Jun 1986, Emporia, age 86
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
Ruby Lee (SHAW; Mrs. William R. {Sr.}) EDWARDS
 ~ Greenville Co. native, killed in wreck, 3 Oct 1969, Nansemond Co, age 39
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 3, Section B, Plot 82A), Franklin
Mar 2013 Bruce Saunders
James Frederick EZELLE, of Jarratt, WW-II veteran
 ~ retired Southern Johns-Manville boilerhouse fireman
 ~ d. 13 Nov 1986, Richmond, age 61
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Sallie James (SMITH; Mrs. Reuben F.) EZELLE, of Jarratt
 ~ d. 14 Aug 1985, Richmond, age 61
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Susie I. (REGISTER ; Mrs. James F.) EZELLE, of Jarratt
 ~ d. 14 Aug 1985, Richmond, age 61
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Ida Belle (WHITLEY; Mrs. Emmett) FELTS, of Capron
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 19 Mar 1960, Culpeper, age 83
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Jan 2011 Mariah Kello Nunn &
Bruce Saunders
Virginia (VICK; Mrs. Hugh L. Sr.) FERGUSON
 ~ d. 18 Jul 1982, at home, near Emporia, age 72
 ~ interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Newsoms
Nov 2018 Bruce Saunders
J.K. FOX, d. 10 Dec 1919, Adams Grove, age 75
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Sep 2010 Bruce Saunders
Paul Washington FULLER, of Emporia
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 11 May 1979, Emporia, age 86
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 163), Boykins
Feb 2019 Bruce Saunders
James Avent GARNER, merchant
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 26 May 1953, at home, Drewryville
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Mary Elizabeth (JONES; Mrs. James A.) GARNER, of Drewryville, formerly of Emporia
 ~ d. 14 Apr 1969, Petersburg, age 79
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
William Joseph GARNER
 ~ d. 2 Nov 1978, Elkton, MD, age 64
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Amos Pope GRIZZARD, Sr., retired guard of Southampton Correctional Farm
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 7 Dec 1970, at home, age 83
 ~ interred in Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia
Mar 2011 Bruce Saunders
Cader Prince GRIZZARD, Greensville & Southampton Co. farm demonstration agent
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 22 Jan 1921, at home, near Drewryville, age 56
 ~ interred in family cemetery (location unknown), near Drewryville
Dec 2009 Bruce Saunders
William Harmon HARRISON, Jr.
 ~ son of William H. Sr. & Elizabeth (SMITH) HARRISON, of Emporia
 ~ drowned 1 Aug 1969, Lake Gaston, NC, age 14
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Lottie Lee (AVENT; Mrs. Mills H.) JOHNSON
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 12 Jan 1970, Newport News, age 88
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 1, Plot 69A), Franklin
Mar 2011 Bruce Saunders
Neil Johnson JONES, farmer
 ~ Isle of Wight Co. native, d. 16 Feb 1961, at home, near Emporia
 ~ interred in Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
Jun 2020 Bruce Saunders
Bessie (BRYANT; Mrs. Thomas J. Sr.) JOYNER
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 19 May 1973, Emporia, age 78
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
Thomas Jackson JOYNER, Sr., retired farmer
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 12 Mar 1974, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., NC, age 88
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
Ann (THOMAS; Mrs. Kevin P.) KEI, of Emporia
 ~ Drewryville native, d. 27 Mar 1984, age 30
 ~ interred in Thomas Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Lillie Rosa (CHITTY; Mrs. James H.) KIRKLAND, of Capron
 ~ Greenville Co. native, d. 13 Apr 1972, Ahoskie, NC, age 76
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Jul 2016 Bruce Saunders
Lillie Frances (HARRIS; Mrs. Maynard) LAMB
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 25 Feb 1958, at home, near Boykins, age ca. 80
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
Fannie Bailey (WOOD; Mrs. Leroy L.) MADDREY
 ~ Greensville Co. native?, d. 14 Oct 1939, at home, Franklin, age 76
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 47), Franklin
Feb 2011 William J. DelMonte &
Bruce Saunders
Joseph Clyde "Tom" MARKS, Sr.
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 24 Jan 1980, Emporia, age 66
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Nov 2010 Bruce Saunders
Carolyn "Bunny" (POWELL; Mrs. James R.) MOORE, of Rocky Mount, NC
 ~ d. 19 Dec 1988, age 55
 ~ interred in Rocky Mount Memorial Park
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
Elsie H. (ELLIS; Mrs. Walter C.) PERSON, 20-year Portsmouth resident
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 22 Oct 1961, Portsmouth, age 70
 ~ interred in Persons Methodist Church Cemetery, near Adam's Grove
Apr 2012 Bruce Saunders
John Carr PERSON
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 4 Jan 1897, Norfolk, age 49
 ~ interred in Person's Methodist Church Cemetery, Drewryville
May 2016 Matt Harris
Mary "Lizzie" (MURFEE; Edward J.) PERSON
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 27 Apr 1957, at daughter's home, near Emporia, age 75
 ~ interred in Person's Methodist Church Cemetery
Mar 2017 Bruce Saunders
Anna G. (NEBLETT; Mrs. Fillmore M.) POWELL
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 25 Dec 1960, Richmond, age 65
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 1, Section D, Plot 6), Boykins
Feb 2012 Bruce Saunders
Dempsey John POWELL
 ~ d. 4 Mar 1971, age 68
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
Mabel Lee (PAIR; Mrs. Dempsey J.) POWELL
 ~ d. 3 Mar 1983, age 79
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
Herbert Ralph RAWLINGS (Sr.), of Newport News, Pet Ice Cream Co. manager
 ~ Jarratt native?, d. 27 Nov 1950, Fort Myers, FL, age 44
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 238), Franklin
May 2013 Bruce Saunders
Mary Blanche (SHORT; Mrs. Thomas Emmett) REESE, civic leader, former teacher
 ~ b. 1 Dec 1898, Purdy, Greensville Co., d. 19 Mar 1987, Franklin
 ~ interred in Wakefield Cemetery
Jan 2021 Bruce Saunders
Thomas Edwin REESE, Army veteran, retired lumberman
 ~ b. 26 Sep 1932, Purdy, Greensville Co., d. 17 May 2017
Jan 2021 Bruce Saunders
Lucille (JONES; Mrs. James E.) RICE, retired bookkeeper
 ~ Halifax Co. native, d. 8 Mar 1987, age 69
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 152), Boykins
Sep 2011 Bruce Saunders
Bettie (GOODWYN; Mrs. J. William) RIDLEY, of Violet Hill Plantation, Courtland
 ~ Emporia native, d. 22 Feb 1920, at home, age 62
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Episcopal Section, Plot 16), Courtland
Jul 2013 Bruce Saunders
Annie Belle (POWELL; Mrs. William T.) ROBBINS, retired merchant
 ~ d. 10 Apr 1989, age 80
 ~ interred in Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
George Sanford ROBBINS, retired Sussex Co. farmer, Army veteran of WW-I
 ~ Courtland native, d. 12 Nov 1983, Emporia, age 87
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
"Will" William Thomas ROBBINS, retired merchant
 ~ d. 11 Dec 1971, Emporia, age 87
 ~ interred in Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia
Aug 2017 Robin Eason & Bruce Saunders
Virginia "Virgie" (WADE; Mrs. Joe W.) ROGERS
 ~ b. 10 Oct 1903, Southampton Co., d. 18 Nov 1956, Richmond

 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 2, Plot 29A), Franklin
Jul 2009 Bruce Saunders
Curtis Carl ROOK, Sr., of Franklin, retired Union Camp electrician
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 24 Mar 1971, age 64
 ~ interred in Southampton Memorial Park (Devotion II, Plot 75)
Jun 2017 Bruce Saunders
Rev. Paul Leonard SCHWARTZ, of Courtland, retired Episcopal Priest
 ~ PA native, d. 18 Mar 1978, Franklin, age 69
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Episcopal Section, Plot 8), Courtland
Jun 2016 Bruce Saunders
Lorena Mae (BEALE; Mrs. G. Crawford Sr.) SCOTT, of Emporia
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 13 Apr 1981, Emporia, age 78
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 19), Franklin
Aug 2015 Bruce Saunders
Nannie B. (PRINCE; Mrs. William J.) SEBRELL
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 30 Jun 1957, at home, Courtland, age 83
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Episcopal Section, Plot 4), Courtland
Jun 2016 Bruce Saunders
Annie Bynum (RIDLEY; Mrs. William) SHANDS, d. 27 Jun 1968, age 91
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Section I, Plot 16), Courtland
Oct 2009 Brad Whitehead & Bruce Saunders
Frances "Missie" (SPAIN; Mrs. Robert A.) SIMMONS
 ~ Greensville Co. native, d. 7 Dec 1970, at home, age 83
 ~ interred in Riverside Cemetery (Section I, Plot 50), Courtland
Mar 2011 Bruce Saunders
Thomas Owen SIMMONS, retired Johns-Manville watchman in Jarratt, WW-I Army veteran
 ~ formerly of Southampton Co., d. 13 Nov 1961, Richmond, age 69
 ~ interred in the SEBRELL-SIMMONS Cemetery (Plot 6), Sebrell
Apr 2012 Bruce Saunders
David Stanley SMITH, retired superintendent of Greensville Co. Highway Dept.
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 2 Jul 1976, Emporia, age 71
 ~ interred in Capron Cemetery
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
Wilbur Wallace STAINBACK, retired USPS clerk
 ~ b. 23 Sep 1928, Emporia, d. 9 Aug 2000, Franklin
 ~ interred in Southampton Memorial Park
Jul 2020 Bruce Saunders
Elliott L. STORY, businessman, formerly of Emporia
 ~ d. 3 Nov 1927, at home, Franklin, age 40
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (Section 2, Plot 47), Franklin
Sep 2012 Bruce Saunders
John Hardy TURNER, d. 5 May 1951, at home, Windsor, age 73
 ~ interred in Windsor Cemetery
Jan 2011 Bruce Saunders
Mrs. Virginia (HARRELL) TYLER, retired bookkeeper & former teacher
 ~ Southampton Co. native, d. 22 Mar 1980, age 73
 ~ interred in Beechwood Cemetery (Annex 2, Plot 231), Boykins
Nov 2010 Bruce Saunders
Joseph Elliott "Dick" WHITEHEAD, formerly of Franklin
 ~ b. 8 Sep 1884, Southampton Co., d. 3 Jan 1938, at home, Emporia
 ~ interred in Emporia Cemetery
Mar 2011 William J. DelMonte &
Bruce Saunders
Fannie R. (GRIZZARD; Mrs. A.C.) WHITEHORN
 ~ b. 11 Aug 1862, Sussex Co., d. 19 Mar 1933
 ~ interred in the family cemetery, near North Emporia
Apr 2011 William J. DelMonte &
Bruce Saunders
George Franklin WILLIAMS, farmer & lumberman of Emporia
 ~ d. 16 Jul 1927, Franklin, age 85
 ~ interred in family cemetery, near Grizzard, Sussex Co.
Jun 2010 Bruce Saunders


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