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

Geneva Brown (Barley)

Birth Date: 1940-05-18
Deceased Date: 2012-04-23
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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Johnnie W. Davis

Birth Date: 1948-03-17
Deceased Date: 2013-02-20
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Riley Dixon

Birth Date: 1931-02-19
Deceased Date: 2011-11-28

 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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Elizabeth Lovelace (Dixon)

Birth Date: 1924-01-13
Deceased Date: 2016-10-27
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Birth Date: 1928-04-26
Deceased Date: 1995-08-18
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Dr. Earl Dixon, Jr.

Birth Date: 1937-10-20
Deceased Date: 2011-11-02
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Joseph Darnell Jackson

Birth Date: 1949-06-19
Deceased Date: 2012-03-29
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Edmond E., Lee

Birth Date: 1936-05-24
Deceased Date: 2012-03-11
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Hayward "Hay-Hay" Tucker

Birth Date: 1919-05-27
Deceased Date: 2013-03-04

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.




Ivan Bradley - 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.