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"Whoever hears and believes has eternal life..." (John 5:24-29 )

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Elizabeth Dixon (Lovelace)

January 13th, 1924 - October 27th, 2016

We all love you and miss you.

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Hayward "Hay-Hay" Tucker

May 27th, 1919 - March 4th, 2013

Hay-Hay was the best grandfather ever! It is a blessing to walk and drive all the way to the age of 93. I'll never forget his endless stories, multitude of jokes, nicknames, and warm spirit. He sang and hummed until his last breath. We will forever miss him. We love you forever and a day Hay-Hay….well, longer than that… <3
 
 
"Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird" by Hay-Hay

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Hayward Tucker, affectionately known by his grandchildren as "Hay-Hay" was born May 27, 1919. He passed away in Java, VA on March 4, 2013 at the age of 93. Hay-Hay lived in Java, VA with his wife of 60+ years, Panthelia Tucker. Hayward was a faithful servant of Elkhorn Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. In his former years, he helped with the construction of the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. He also worked for the Alexandria Barcroft & Washington Transit as a bus driver and told fortunes in his free time. In the summer months, Hayward worked as a tobacco farmer, tending to his animals/crops and employing people within the community. He played the piano, harmonica, and loved to sing. More importantly, he loved his family dearly and brought joy to all who knew him. He could tell the best stories and put a smile on anyone’s face.
 
He is survived by his daughter Veroncia Hamlin (Lloyd) of Richmond,VA; two sons, Donald Tucker and Howard Tucker (Joyce) of Java,VA; a devoted family member, Sandra Tucker of Halifax, VA; two adopted sons, Reginal Coles of Harrisonburg,VA and Bryant Coles of Afghanistan; two sisters, Rosetta Boyer of Willingsboro, NJ and Aretha Marable of South Boston, VA; 13 grandchildren (Michael Hamlin, Sharnice Jackson, Janiel Medley, Patrell Hamlet, Shavon Tucker, Quinn Tucker, Pamela Tucker, Sheree Tucker, Whitney Tucker, LaTonia Tucker, Dionne Tucker, Seline and Talia Coles (Germany); 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Tucker; four sisters: Mable Harris, Mattie Dixon, Lillian Tucker, and Norva Barley; and an adopted son, Thomas Freeman.
 
 
 

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From Ivan Bradley on March 5th, 2013
God has called home a true SOLDIER. Java has lost the last of  what a man was meant to be. We'll miss you Hayward. It's a shame there hasn't been a movie about how a man should conduct himself, and the cameras have been following William Bradley and Hayward Tucker & Tanner Pannell. Three real men that will never be duplicated. The men today would never try to imitate either one of these men. Legends of their time.
 

Johnnie W. Davis

March 17th, 1948 - February 20th, 2013

On February 20, 2013 the Lord in his magnificient wisdom, found it fitting to call another soldier to rest and claim his forthcoming reward.  Johnnie Wade Davis, Sr. was born March 17, 1948 in Halifax, VA.  He resided in Severn, MD.  He was 64.  Johnnie was a graduate of the public schools system in Halifax, VA and immediately served in the Marines.  He was a proud Vietnam Veteran.
He was the son of the late Nannie Hunter Dixon-Davis and James Jefferson Davis.  He was married to Gloria A. Davis and to this union three children were born, Kristy Davis-Wells, Rachel Davis-Stewart, and Johnie Davis, Jr, and two grand children Elwood Wells and Elia Wells.  His siblings are Harding Davis (Deseased), LeeTish Bullock (Melvin),  Lucille Davis-Sweeny (Harold), James Davis (Deseased) (Arsenthia Davis),  Helen Hellams (Timothy),  Cornilia Carter (Rufus), Thomas Davis (Deseased), and Morrell Davis (Regina).

He thoroughly enjoyed growing up in a big family and living the country life.  His stories abou the “good ole day s never ceased”.  Some of his favorite activities were family gathering, gardening, making soups, and fishing with his siblings.  He had a real passion for barbequeing,  He enjoyed watching football, most of all he loved the Redskins.  Everywhere he lived he revealed his “green thumb”.  He always had a beautiful garden, and loved to share its bounty.

He was a real man a working man, not afraid to get his hands dirty.  He was a trained diesel mechanic in the Mariens and engaged in auto mechanic work his entire adult liife.  He enjoyed a 35 year career as a cab driver mostly with Capitol Cab and as an Independent Contractor.  He enjoyed working and providing for his family very much, even in his last days.  He would always say  “nobody around me ever starved.”  In his later years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He regularly visited “Make Jesus Plain Ministries” in Severn, MD.  Johnnie leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones near and far.On February 20, 2013 the Lord in his magnificient wisdom, found it fitting to call another soldier to rest and claim his forthcoming reward.  Johnnie Wasde Davis, Sr. was born March 17, 1948 in Halifax, VA.  He resided in Severn, MD.  He was 64.  Johnie was a graduate of the public schools system in Halifax, VA and immediately served in the Marines.  He was a proud Vietnam Veteran.

 

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Geneva Barley (Brown)

May 18th, 1940 - April 23rd, 2012

We love you and  miss your beautiful voice, but know that you are in a better place. 

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Geneva Barley Brown, age 71, formerly of Halifax, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga.. She resided in Lawrenceville, Ga., and is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Brown-Washington, and son, Bernard Brown; four sisters, Carol Turner, Barbara, Marjorie and Clara Barley; one brother, James Barley; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of Mitchell Barley and Norva Tucker Barley;

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Joseph Darnell Jackson

June 19th, 1949 - March 29th, 2012

Deacon Joseph Darnell Jackson was born June 19, 1949, to Mr. Joseph Jackson Sr. and Mrs. Hallie Bell Ferrell Jackson.   

Joseph quietly entered into eternal rest March 29, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital.  Joseph was married to Joyce Waller Jackson and to this union two children were born, Randy D. Jackson of Washington, D.C. and Sherrye J. Tillman of Mableton, Ga.  He had one son-in-law, Torrey Tillman Sr. and a beloved grandson, Torrey Tillman, Jr.  He leaves six siblings to cherish his memory, Edna Logan and husband Eugene Logan of Nathalie, Joann Mearite and Helen Jackson of Washington, D.C., Ray L. Jackson of South Boston, Ruby Chambers of Seat Pleasant, Md. and William P. Jackson of South Boston.  He also leaves a brother- in-law, Overton and wife Carolyn Waller; a sister-in-law Avera Chism; five aunts and one uncle, Aunt Adelle Glass, Aunt Gracie Jackson, Aunt Charlotte Williams, Aunt Elsie Anderson, Uncle Roy Ferrell; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.Deacon Joseph Darnell Jackson was born June 19, 1949, to Mr. Joseph Jackson Sr. and Mrs. Hallie Bell Ferrell Jackson.   

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Edmond E., Lee

May 24th, 1936 - March 11th, 2012

<span style="&quot;color:" rgb(51,="" 51,="" 51);="" font-family:="" arial;="" font-size:="" 14px;="" line-height:="" 18px;="" background-color:="" rgb(255,="" 255,="" 255);"="">On Sunday, March 11, 2012, EDMOND EARL LEE was peacefully called to eternal rest. He is survived by his devoted and caring wife, Almeda Dixon-Lee; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Denia; two grandsons, Granville and Bronson Lee; one brother, Richard Lee; three sisters, Margaret Murray, Mahalia Wright and Phylis Archer; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

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Riley Dixon

February 19th, 1931 - November 28th, 2011

 May your giving spirit continue in others.

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 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  Psalms 23:1
 
 
On Monday, November 28, 2011, God sent His heavenly angels to carry Riley Dixon to eternal rest.  He was born in Halifax County on February 19, 1930 to the late Patrick and Cornelia Dixon.  He attended the Halifax County Public Schools and afterwards served in the United States Army.  After completing his military duty, he had several work experiences before becoming a skilled carpenter.  He retired from his trade in Washington, D.C. and was able to have many years enjoying family, friends and his passion of fishing.
 
He was a faithful and supportive member of the Elkhorn Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and on the finance committee.  Riley was married to Mary Flenoury and two children were born.  His son, Roderick C. Dixon preceded him in death. He will always be remembered for his unselfish giving to his family and others.
 
In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by one daughter, Michelle Jones (George), a daughter-in-law, Linda Dixon; his grandchildren: Justin, Trucina, J’ton and Jutoria; two sisters:  Almeda Lee (Edmond), Elizabeth Lovelace (Robert); and one brother: Franklin Dixon (Hilda).  He also leaves eight sisters-in-laws; four brothers-in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 

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Dr. Earl Dixon, Jr.

October 20th, 1937 - November 2nd, 2011

Dr. Earl Dixon Jr. of Tuskegee, Ala., a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and lifelong resident of Tuskegee, a native of Halifax, died suddenly Nov. 2, 2011 at the age of 74. Dr. Dixon was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Halifax, the only child of the late Earl Dixon Sr. and Sallie Bell Davis Dixon, both farmers. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Anna Boykin Dixon in 1962.

He dedicated his professional life to doing scientific research in the field of sickle cell anemia and hypertension. Also, he served as a faculty member in Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health from 1971 until his retirement in 2005.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 49 years; three devoted children, Felicia Andrella Dixon Hemingway of Tampa, Fla., Andre Earl Dixon of Elkton, Md. and Stacy Lynn Dixon of Logansville, Ga.; four devoted grandchildren, Aleksandr Mychal Hemingway, a junior at Tuskegee University, Erik Ryan Hemingway, a sophomore at Tuskegee University, Zaria Diane Dixon of Elkton, Md. and Elijah Earl Dixon of Elkton; three aunts, Lassie Bea Davis and Will Helen Davis, both of Vernon Hill and Synetha Crews of Nathalie; and a host of cousins and friends worldwide.

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RALIEGH Dixon, JR

April 26th, 1928 - August 18th, 1995

Chief - We all miss you so much, I know you are looking down on all of us, with a great big smile.

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