James Edward Armes, Jr., 78, of Blackstone, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022 with his wife and family by his side. James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Armes; by his first wife of 52 years, Barbara Armes; by his granddaughter, Skylar Armes; and his brother, Tommy Armes. James is survived by his […]


Peggy Cosby Bourne of Crewe VA, formerly of Beaufort, NC, and Richmond, VA, left this world on Thursday, June 2nd, following a massive, debilitating stroke. She was surrounded by her children in the Bon Secours Community Hospice House of North Chesterfield, VA. Peggy May Cosby Bourne was born in Henrico, Virginia on November 15th, 1929, the firstborn of three to […]


Elizabeth Penn Blackburn Callis, 80, passed away on June 17, 2022. The great-granddaughter of William Franklin Kennedy, one of the founding fathers of Kenbridge, Virginia, Penny was born on March 22, 1942. The eldest of six siblings, Penny grew up in Kenbridge, attended Kenbridge High School, and graduated from Longwood College in 1963. After a brief career as an elementary […]


Dorothy Mae Daniel, 92, of Blackstone, a loving mother and grandmother, parted this life, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Daniel; daughter, Alice Brouillette; son, Tarzan Daniel; and two grandsons. Mrs. Daniel is survived by her daughters, Jacque Barton of Cape Charles, Nancy Williams (Tom) of Blackstone, Molly Schaffer (Marvin) of Chesterfield, and […]


Sandra Handy, age 75, of Amelia, VA, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2022. Long known around Amelia and surrounding counties as the “Birthday Call Lady,” she was the widow of Douglas M. Handy, Sr. and preceded in death by her son, Douglas M. “Butch” Handy, Jr.; her parents, Roy A. Inge and Florence B. Inge; brother William […]


Jane Edmunds Powers, born July 23, 1936 and of Blackstone, VA, died on Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H., Jr. (Sonny) Powers; and her son Daniel E. (Danny) Powers. She is survived by her sons, Charles T. (Chuck) Powers (Diana) and Richard E. (Dick) Powers (Jane); seven grandchildren, Lisa Comfort, Adam Powers, […]


Patricia “Marlene” Garrett Allen went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Johnathan “Jack” Allen, Jr.; her parents, Ruth and Clyde Garrett. She is survived by her children, Connie Hensley (David), Wanda Elinsky (Charles), Tena Felts (Pete), Michael Allen; five grandchildren, Christina McAllister, Candice Humphrey (Nathan), […]


Mrs. Gerline W. Bassfield, 57, of Crewe died June 6, 2022. She is survived by her farther, Earnest Watson; seven children, Shaskyra Agnew (Reco), LaStarra Garcia, Takarra Hill, KaTyra Hill, Tyrone Hill Jr., Tyrell Hill, and Kenyada Bassfield; 16 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (Tyree), Tina (Wayne), Linda (Ron), and Jackie (Gerry); brother, Robert (Maneesha); other relatives and friends. Graveside services were […]


Mr. Richard T. Bowler, 50, of Crewe, died May 31, 2022. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Gloria Bowler; two brothers, Robert Bowler, Jr. and Thennuel Bowler (Vicki); one sister, Eunita Wade (Shun); and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, June 10, 2022 from W. E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. […]


James Edward Bridgeforth entered into eternal rest on June 4, 2022, at home with his family. A native of Blackstone, VA, he was the fourth child born to James Edward Allen and Harriett Bridgeforth on July 27, 1946. He attended elementary school in the Nottoway County School System prior to entering Luther H. Foster High School, 1960-1965. He graduated and […]

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