Obituaries

Benjamin Stokes, 87, Laid To Rest In Blackstone

Mr. Benjamin F. Stokes, 87, of Maryland, died April 28, 2024. He is survived by two brothers, Clint Stokes (Laura) and Herman Stokes; nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, 2024 at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment followed in Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home was in […]

Phyllis J. Ware, Of Crewe, Dies At 75

Ms. Phyllis J. Ware, 75, of Crewe, died May 1, 2024. She is survived by a son, Philando Jennings (Chance Manley) and a daughter, Octavia King; grandchildren, Bryce Jennings, Tenaja Jennings and Emerson King; other relatives and friends Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment followed in Olive Branch Cemetery, […]

Services Held For Robert Edmonds, 88, Of Blackstone

Mr. Robert L. Edmonds, Sr., 88, of Blackstone, died April 13, 2024. He is survived by his wife Lillie Mae; children, Robert Jr. (Caffie), Michael (Linda), Ralph, Keith (Marilyn), Darlene (Jimmy) and Mark (Altricia);fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephew and cousins. Services were held Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Nottoway High School, Crewe. Interment was private. […]

Norris Wainwright Laid To Rest In Private Service

Mr. Norris E. Wainwright, 68, of Blackstone, died April 11, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, John Epes and Norris Alexander; daughter, Kierra Butler (Jeremy); a sister, Patricia Hardy; five step-children, Angelique, Keiona, Cordelia, Crystal and Angie (Linwood); and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, April 20, 2024, at New Prospect […]

Services Held For Derrick Morgan, 52, On April 19

Mr. Derrick J. Morgan, 52, of Chester, died April 7, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Tyra Mack; children, Derrick Jr., Marcus, Taylor and Mia; his siblings, Merrill, Ricky (Aretha), Dwight (Michelle), Trevell (Channon), Theodore, Jermaine, Veronica (Stanley) and Joyce (Kevin); other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, April 19, 2024, at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, […]

Kenneth Hastings, 78, Of Crewe, Dies On March 8

Kenneth Maston Hastings, age 78, of Crewe, VA, passed away at his home on Friday, March 8, 2024. He was the unique and special husband of Sandra Vest Hastings. His memory will always be cherished by his nieces and nephews, other family and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements are by the Crewe Chapel […]

Perry Carter, Jr., 66, Of Crewe, Dies On April 8

Mr. Perry Carter, Jr., 66, of Crewe, died April 8, 2024. He is survived by his companion, Bessie; numerous cousins who were more like his siblings, (Blackwell’s, Foster’s, Jennings’s, Jeter’s and Mosby’s; his trucker friends; his neighborhood friends, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 2024, at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment followed […]

Private Services Scheduled For Betty Shorter Jones

Betty Lee Shorter Jones, 94, of Richmond, VA, passed away on April 5, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Shorter and Flossie Hobbs Shorter; and her siblings. Betty is survived by her only son, Earlie O. Jones, III, and his husband, Noel “Dusty” Nichols; and her nieces and nephews. Betty was born and raised in Crewe, […]

Nancy J. Davis, 86, Laid To Rest

Mrs. Nancy J. Davis, 86, of Blackstone, died April 6, 2024. She is survived by her sons, Gregory Davis (Kalsha) and Garrick Davis (Nicole); seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; close friends, Hattie Jones and Jane Lundy; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, 2024, at Mt. Poole Baptist Church, Ford. Interment followed in […]

Percy Carter, Jr., Of Crewe, Dies

Mr. Perry Carter, Jr., 66, of Crewe, died April 8, 2024. He is survived by his companion, Bessie; numerous cousins who were more like his siblings, (Blackwell’s, Foster’s, Jennings’s, Jeter’s and Mosby’s; his trucker friends; his neighborhood friends, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 2024, at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment followed […]


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