• SAM UMPHLETTE, JR. Service held Sunday


Samuel Umphlette, Jr., 49, of Keysville, VA, formerly of Blackstone, VA, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019.

Sam was born on January 4, 1970 and was a 1988 graduate of Nottoway High School. He was a master chef, rock singer, and advocate for animals.

He is survived by his father, Samuel Umphlette, Sr.of Keysville; mother, Nancy Umphlette; his sister, Julie Gunter and husband, William, of Gladstone; six nieces and nephews, Brittany, George, Jacob, Zachary, Grayson, and Cari Goldsmith; a great-nephew, Leland; and several other relatives and close friends.

Sam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rev. Roy and Lucille Newcomb; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Elizabeth Umphlette; and uncle, mentor and friend, Eddie O. Davis.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Rd. (Bus. Hwy. 460), near Blackstone. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nottoway Allies for Paws , Inc., Attn: Susan Hardaway Tucker, 908 College Avenue, Blackstone, VA 23824.



New Life Blackstone , 725 Lester St., Blackstone, VA. Freedom Small Group continues, Sundays at 3:30 p.m. FREEDOM. Started March 10, 2019. For more information go to: info@newlifefarmville . com . 3-13-3tp

Elder White and The Voices

of Heaven will give Milton Morgan a Benefit Program at Commandment Apostolic Worship Center, 522 North West Ave., Blackstone, this coming Saturday, March 16th, at 4:00 p.m. The public is invited.


First Aid/CPR Certification

Training. This Saturday, March 16th. 1-6 p.m. at Blackstone Baptist Church (407 S. Main St.). Cost $60 per person, includes training materials and certification card. Space is limited. Please contact Mat Brown at 434-292-3711 if you’re interested. 3-13-1tnc

Benefit Pancake Supper for Nottoway Emergency Squad.

Saturday, March 23rd, 5-7 p.m., at Bellefonte Grange, 2117 Rocky Hill Road (Rt. 153). All proceeds benefit the Squad. 3-6-3tnc

Courier Community Calendar: 40 words or less, $10 per announcement, per week. Using this Calendar guarantees that your non-profit/civic announcement makes the paper and on page 2.

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