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Harry Ferguson Jr

May 08, 1929 - Nov 24, 2023

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Appomattox, VA

Harry Thomas Ferguson, Jr. , 94, of Old Courthouse Rd, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Mary Ellen McCloud Ferguson for 71 years. Born in Appomattox, Va. , on May 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Harry Thomas Ferguson, Sr. , and Ada Carter Ferguson. In his earlier days, Harry was employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad Company and then by Transcontinental Gas and Pipeline, now Williams. Harry was a faithful lifetime member of New Hope Ba...Read More

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Mildred Kinsley McDowell

Apr 12, 1935 - Feb 24, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Mildred Kinsley McDowell, a cherished member of the Campbell County community, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2024, at the age of 88. Born in New Jersey, on April 12, 1935, to Agnes Mae Soloman Kinsley and Ralph Kinsley, Mildred lived a life full of love, adventure, and creativity. Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Wilmer "Mac" McDowell, with whom she shared countless memories and travels that brought joy and enrichment to their lives. Together, they explored the country, capturing moments and experiences that remained dear to

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Jack Hunter Williams, Sr.

Jun 22, 1928 - Feb 27, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Jack Hunter Williams, Sr., 95, of Appomattox, died Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Cornelia Murrell Millner Williams, who was the love of his life. Born in Pamplin, June 22, 1928, he was a son of the late Bettie Nannie Ferguson Williams and Dannie Berle Williams. Jack served his country in the United States Army from 1950-1952. He was a charter member of the Appomattox Rescue Squad. Jack played in the Rocks Quartet from 1970-1980s and got to play with Ray Pillow and Roy Clark. He played semi-pro baseball with the Skyline League. The loves of his life were his family, music and sports. He is survived by his two children, Dianne Braford and husband, Jimmy and Jack Williams, Jr., and wife, Terry; one sister, Shelby Bryant Ponton; six grandchildren, Amy Peterson, Whitney Braford, Jessica O’Brien, Wyatt Williams, Aaron Turner and Cole Williams; 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler Peterson, Josh Peterson, Braxton Peterson, Caden Braford, Gabrian Palacios, Ace O’Brien, Madison O’Brien, Denali Williams, Kayson Williams and Evinleigh Williams. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie O. Williams, Dillard B. Williams and James R. Williams; four sisters, Edythe L. Peters, Marguerite M. Bryant, Una M. Garrett and Virginia O. Meadows. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. John Moxley officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Robinson Funeral Home. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Appomattox Rescue Squad, PO Box 57, Appomattox, VA 24522. The family would like to express a special thank you to Heartland Hospice as well as his caregivers, Rose Wheeler, Tomika Wright, Patricia Harden, Sally Edwards and Valerie Millikin.

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Estel Eugene Surface

Oct 29, 1941 - Feb 26, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Estel Eugene Surface, 82, of Appomattox passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at his residence. He was twice married his first wife was the late Mary Surface and his second wife the late Brenda Mallard Surface. Born on October 29, 1941, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Clarence Surface and Margie Widner Surface. He was a retired superintendent from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 43 years of service. Estel was an avid woodworker creating crafts with Brenda and even building their log home. A lifetime hunter and fisherman. Hunting was his passion, deer, turkey, wild boar, squirrel, and dove alike feared him or so he would say. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He is survived by four daughters, Wendy Burke and husband, Gary of Suffolk, Tamara Briscoe and husband, Kenneth of Rogersville, TN, Marjorie Surface of VA, and Margaret Hamil of NC; four grandsons, Zachary Burke of Smithfield, Jordan Burke and wife, Hailey of Danville, Eric Tejada, and Morgan Hamil; two great-grandchildren, Aubree and Jaxson; three sisters, Reva Fogleman and husband, Bill, Rita Morris, and Shirley Holdren; and three brothers, Walter Belcher and wife, Ruthie, Teaford Belcher and wife, Sherry, and Jerry Belcher and wife, Melinda. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Belcher and Bill Belcher. A celebration of life service will be held 3 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Worley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfueral.com

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Gilliam Lee “Buddy” Martin

Jul 09, 1937 - Feb 24, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Gilliam Lee “Buddy” Martin, 86, of Appomattox, peacefully entered into the presence of our Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Born in Appomattox County, July 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Mary Lee Martin and William Taft “Billy” Martin. Buddy’s favorite pastime was spending weekends surrounded by his family at his cabin at the lake, fishing and hunting. He leaves to cherish his memory; brother, William Martin; four children, Dennis Martin and Angel, David Martin and wife, Lisa, Susan Davis and husband, Cotton and Gregory Martin and wife, Dana all of Appomattox; nine grandchildren, April Martin, Candi Pollard, Robbie Childress and husband, Jay, Tiffany Vaughan and husband, Tim, Christopher Rowe, Tabitha Lamberth and husband, Stephon, Ashley Drinkard and TJ, Jessica Page and husband, Jake and Linsay Carter; 20 great-grandchildren; special niece Darnell Thompson and husband, Gary and their son, Chandler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Laura “Dolly” Mayberry and husband, Curtis, Sr.; granddaughter, Christie Martin, great-granddaughter, Kesslee Biscotti; nephew, Curtis Mayberry, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Patsy W. Martin. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Concord Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Childress officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home and other times at the home of David and Lisa. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Appomattox Health and Rehabilitation Center for loving him like family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to Concord Cemetery, PO Box 174, Concord, VA 24538.

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John Forest Marshall

Jun 03, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

John Forest Marshall, 92, of Appomattox, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Doris Geraldine Culbertson Marshall for 63 years. Born on June 3, 1931, he was the adopted son of the late Mary Willie Caldwell Marshall and Howard Blanton Marshall. Forest was a graduate of Roanoke National Business College and was a tax auditor for the city of Roanoke and later for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force in Germany and supported various charitable and civic organizations. Forest enjoyed farm life where he raised black angus cattle. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother-in-law, Phillip Culbertson and wife, Marie of Vinton. A celebration of life will be held 11a.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Robinson Funeral Home. A private burial will be held in the Coleman Hunter Family Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to the Boys Home of Virginia, 414 Boys Home Road, Covington, VA 24426, formerly known as the Covington Boys Home where Forest spent his teenage years.

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Ralph Emmett Mayberry

May 09, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Ralph Emmett Mayberry, 81, of Promise Land Road, Appomattox, passed away at home on Friday, February 23, 2024. Born on May 9, 1942, in Red House, he was the son of the late George William Mayberry and Nellie Elizabeth Mann Mayberry. Ralph worked many jobs over the years, working two jobs at a time to support his family—from working in the family gardens as a child, pulling tobacco, and minding a gas station with his brother. Ralph worked at the Blue Buckle, Craddock Terry, the Lynchburg Foundry, Armstrong Furniture/Thomasville in Appomattox, and Falling River Country Club. His last job was the one he enjoyed the most because he got to care for the animals at the Appomattox County Animal Shelter, he even adopted two of the cats and we gave them a forever home. He enjoyed being outside doing yard work, sitting outside in the evening with his cats, Sammy and Delilah, or sitting inside drinking Pepsi Zero and watching his cop shows, westerns and comedies. Ralph outlived his wife, Barbara Jean Mayberry, by eight years, and missed her every day since she passed away at home on July 20, 2016. At the time of her death, they had been married 53 years. He is survived by his daughter, Tracy R. Mayberry; two brothers, Fred Mayberry and Billy Mayberry; brother-in-law, Beverly H. Franklin; and lots of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Ralph was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Frank Hubert Mayberry and wife, Betty Ann Franklin Mayberry; his brother Milton Whitney Mayberry; his sister and brother-in-law, Sadie Marie Mayberry Hamlett and husband, Robert Gordon Hamlett; and sister-in-law, Vicki Mayberry Franklin. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2024, at Liberty Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Worley officiating.

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Matthew Burrell

Sep 20, 1982 - Feb 18, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

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Mary Suzanne Yesulitis Osterberg

Nov 02, 1958 - Feb 20, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Mary Suzanne Yesulitis Osterberg, 65, of Appomattox passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Bedford Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Stephen Gary Osterberg. Born on November 2, 1958, in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Yesulitis and Caroline E. Phillips Yesulitis. She is survived by four children, Stephen E. Osterberg and wife, Holly of Rustburg, Matthew J. Osterberg and wife, Nelda of Garner, NC, Caitlin Braddy and husband, Danny, and Emily Osterberg all of Appomattox; one sister, Claire Santelli of Orlando, FL; one brother, Thomas Yesulitis of Port St. Lucy, FL; and one granddaughter, Ellie Braddy. Of all the things she ever did in her lifetime, her biggest accomplishment was her children. The most important thing in her life was her family and love. She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Siemon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com

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William Clem O’Brien

Oct 02, 1945 - Feb 15, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

William Clem “Sonny” O’Brien, 78, of Appomattox, died Thursday, February 15, 2024. Born in Appomattox, October 2, 1945, he was a son of the late Rachel Page O’Brien and Clem Hancock O’Brien. Clem served his country in the National Guard from 1968-1974. He retired after 46 years of service from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. In 1977, Clem started O’Brien Taxidermy and operated it until his health declined. He was a member of Black Rock Hunt Club and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He is survived by two sons, John William O’Brien and Richard Edward O’Brien; his daughter and loving caregiver, Suzanne O’Brien Guill and husband, David; an “adopted” son, Brian Prue and his family; one brother, Calvin O’Brien and wife, Sue; one sister, Clair Ferguson and husband, Mark; one grandson, William Cole O’Brien; one great-granddaughter, Holly Guill; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Carolyn Moore O’Brien; and brother, Kenneth O’Brien. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Robert E. Phillips, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in the O’Brien Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family would like to express a special thank you to Centra Hospice and the Pearson Cancer Center for their care of Clem.

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Alice Faye Thornhill Morgan

Nov 11, 1941 - Feb 12, 2024

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Appomattox, VA

Alice Faye Thornhill Morgan, 82, of Appomattox passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024, at her home. She was the wife of Charles R. Morgan for 62 years. Born in Gladstone, Va., on November 11, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Paul Alexander Thornhill and Pauline Owen Thornhill. Faye loved antiques and doll collecting. She worked many years with Francisco Auction Company as a bookkeeper. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Robert Morgan and wife, Joan of Appomattox, and Rhonda Sia and husband, Steve of Cave Creek, Arizona; six grandchildren, NinaMarie O’Brien and husband, Collins, Brandon Morgan all of Appomattox, and Alden, Morgan, Emory, and Greylin Sia all of Cave Creek, Arizona; three great-grandchildren, Brylee, Nash, and Kolly of Appomattox; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Morris and June Thornhill both of Appomattox; brother-in-law, Dave Morgan of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillie Sperry and Mildred Mills; and two brothers, Paul Thornhill, Jr. and Donald W. Thornhill, Sr. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Liberty Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Art Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. The family would like to express a special thank you to Nancy Morris, Margaret Kruschwitz, and the caregivers of Centra Hospice. Those wishing to make memorial donations please consider Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 486, Appomattox, Va. 24522. Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com

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