Carl U. Eggleston, President

Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment

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Reverend Macio H. Hill, Sr.
September 8, 1932                             September 4, 2018

Mrs. Mattie E. Bolden White
July 9, 1939                      June 8, 2018


Mattie E. Bolden White was called home on   Friday, June 8, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, VA.  A memorial service was held on August 25, 2018 at the Minor B. Eggleston Chapel in Farmville, VA.


Mattie was born July 9, 1939 in Amelia County, Virginia. She attended and graduated from the Russell Grove High School. She joined Amelia Baptist Church in Rice, VA and served as a deaconess.


Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Rufus M. White and her parents, Richard and Mary Bolden.


She leaves to mourn precious memories a daughter: Damico White from Bedford, VA.; one sister: Catherine Logan from Richmond, VA.; three brothers: Payton Bolden from Amelia, VA., Larry Bolden from Chester, VA., and Lonnie Bolden from Crewe, VA., one brother-in-law: George I. Logan Sr. from Richmond, VA. and one sister-in-law: Michelle C. Bolden from Chester, VA. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mattie Moseley Johnson was born January 12, 1944 to the late Gladys Moseley Thomas and Junius Miller of Farmville, VA.  Mattie departed her life on Sunday, August 19, 1018 at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Thomas, father Junius Miller, stepfather, James Thomas, Brother James Thomas, mother-in-law, Mary V. Bartee and father-in-law Edward Johnson.

Mattie was raised in Farmville, and at an early age she moved to Newark, N.J. after the closing of the schools in Prince Edward County.  She attended Scotts College of Beauty where she received her cosmetology license. She worked as a wig and hair stylist for many years. She attended Robert R. Moton High School and later received her GED in Farmville, Virginia.  Mattie ultimately retired from Farmville Walmart. She was a faithful member and usher of Jericho Baptist Church (formerly Race Street Baptist Church).

Mattie leaves to cherish her memory her faithful husband, Terry W. Johnson; stepchildren: Terry Terrell Johnson, Meikus Tisdale, Jessica Jackson, and Lee Edward Johnson; sister: Ruth Moseley, brother Frank Moseley (Rita), both of Farmville; sisters-in-law, Mary E. Manns of Cumberland, VA and Cora Cook (James) of Farmville; brothers-in-law: George E. Johnson Sr. (Virginia) of Farmville and Vincent H. Johnson, Sr. of Richmond, VA; aunts, Loveline Faggins of Farmville, Elsie Cham of E. Orange, NJ and Roberta Ferguson of Cumberland, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Lucy Booker
July 13, 1943                       July 3, 2018

Lucy Booker was born to the late Augusta and Bennie Williams. Mrs. Booker died on July 3, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Luch was a homemaker and a very dedicated wife to the later Charlie Booker of Farmville, VA. She was a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and cousin.

Lucy leaves behind two sons: Arnold (Vanessa) Toomer of Charleston SC and Maureice Booker of Farmville, VA; one daughter: Melissa Scott (Kevon) of Farmville, VA; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild and three sisters: Sannie Alston of Ft. Washington, MD; Veon James of Hampton, VA and Endie Hawley of Washington, DC. Lucy also leaves a very special cousin and friend: Maxine Brown of New York and Essay Green of Farmville, VA as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Daniel Carnel Lee, Sr.
November 19, 1947                June 19, 2018

Daniel Carnel Lee was born on November 19, 1947 to the late Charlie and Mable F. Lee.   Daniel was educated in Prince Edward County Public Schools. He joined the High Rock Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health began to fail. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle Lee.

Mr. Lee was employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation for 43 years. He was also employed by the Buffalo Shook Company for many years.

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 29 years, Laverne E. Lee; four children: Danja Lee, Nakishia Booker (Carl), Daniel Lee Jr. (Natyah); four grandchildren; three sisters: Nelvinia Jackson, Addie Wilson, Eugeenia Yancey (David); one brother: Charlie Lee (Virginia); four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews and devoted friends. 
Willie Hurt Jr.
May 10, 1939                    June 18, 2018

Willie Hurt Jr.  was born May 10, 1939 to the late Willie Hurt Sr. and Eva V. Hurt in Nottoway County. As God saw his work completed He called him into eternal rest on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Heritage Hall in Blackstone, VA. He was preceded in death by his sister, Avis H. Branch.

He attended Nottoway County Public Schools and graduated from Luther H. Foster H.S. in 1958 where he participated in many sports. At a early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized. He became a member of Eleven Oaks Baptist Church in Crewe, VA where he served until his health failed.

Mr. Hurt was joined in Holy Matrimony to Pearline S. Hurt in 1972. To this union they were blessed with two sons.  He worked as a truck driver in New York and after returning to Virginia, he joined Norfolk and Southern Railroad where he worked for many years. Upon his retirement from the railroad, he became employed with Nottoway County Public Schools as a bus driver.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted wife Pearline Hurt; two sons: Shawn and Jermain Hurt; three grandchildren: A’Shauna Rogers, Jalia and Jazmyn Hurt; one devoted daughter-in-law, Shontelle Hurt; two sisters, Mary Alice Eggleston (Harvey) and Elizabeth Hurt; three brothers-in-law Roger Branch, Randolph and Bruce Scott; one devoted sister-in-law Beatrice Singleton, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Margaret Elizabeth Eanes Reed-Johnson
April 4, 1933                                         June 12, 2018

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Eanes Reed-Johnson, daughter of the late James “Taylor” Eanes and Rosa Gertrude Richard Eanes was born April 4, 1933 in Prince Edward County. She was the first born of 21 children.

She joined the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmville, Virginia and served on several auxiliaries.

She received her education from the public schools of Prince Edward County. She received her High School Diploma at the Virginia Theological Seminary and College, Lynchburg, Virginia. She received her certification as a Home Health Aide where she cared for several patients. She was a volunteer for several years at the Southside Community Hospital (Centra). She was a faithful member of the Order of the Eastern Star PHA for over 50 years where she held the position as Worthy Matron.

She was united in holy matrimony to Rev. Dr. Ernest W. Reed who proceeded her in death and from this union eight children were born. She was united in holy matrimony to her second husband, Rev. Dr. Paul Johnson, Emeritus of Roanoke, Va.

She enjoyed various activities which included traveling, sewing, cooking, making candy, being a girl scout leader, and of course making her famous homemade ice cream that was enjoyed by all. Having pets was another aspect in her life that brought her joy.

She leaves memories cherished by her husband Rev. Dr. Paul Johnson, Emeritus of Roanoke, Va., children Ernest Reed Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., Shelia A. Smith of Baltimore, Md., Cynthia R. Walker, David Reed, Joan R. Fore, Meta R. Trent of Farmville, Va., Joseph Reed of Beverly Hills, Fla, Taylor Reed of  Huachuca City, Az., and proceeded in death Jerome Reed; daughters-in-law Wendy Reed of Beverly Hills, Fla., Karina Reed of Huachuca City, Az. and proceeded in death Gail Reed; sons-in-law Pastor Jerimiah Fore and Pastor Samuel Trent; stepchildren Paula J. Thomas of Harrisburg, Pa., Paulis E. Johnson of Richmond, Va., Frank S. Johnson, Lesley H. Johnson of Roanoke, Va., step-daughters-in-law Zipora Johnson of Richmond, Va., and Lynn Johnson of Roanoke, Va.; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Elsie B. Davis Jones
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November 1, 1939            June 12, 2018

Elsie Davis Jones was born to the late Walter Louis and Rosa Belle Davis of Prospect, VA.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter Jones Sr., a son, Garrett Marshall and four brothers: Leon, Monroe, Warren and Francell Davis.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and participated in all church functions.

She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Charlie Marshall, Ann McCoy, Tracy Marshall, Peter Jones Jr. (Carrie), Tasha Jones and Monica Jones; her five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Mizer; two sisters-in-law, Mae and Myrtle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Dan Anderson Owens Sr.
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February 23, 1953        May 31, 2018

Dan Anderson Owens Sr. was born to the parents of the late John and Elizabeth (Allen) Owens. Dan joined the Forest Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Prince Edward County Public Schools in Farmville, VA. and later joined the U.S. Army on October 1, 1973.

Dan was joined in Holy matrimony to Arlene Brown of Baltimore Maryland on July 9, 1988. To this union, one son was born, Dan A. Owens Jr.

He was preceded in death by his father, Deacon John T. Owens, and grandson, Andre Lockett Jr.  He leaves to cherish his loving memories: His loving mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Owens; his children: Stella Redd, Dan Owens Jr (Deatra), Tavon Wheeler, and Lakisha Wheeler; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters: Illian Price (Fred), Baltimore MD, Minnie Cooper (Robert) Baltimore MD., Delores Barta (Craig), Albuquerque New Mexico, Marie Carey (Samuel), Keysville VA, Berndaette Owens, Petersburg VA.  Brothers: Robert Allen (Pastor Barbara), Baltimore MD., John Owens Jr. (Evelyn), Meherrin VA, Morris Owens (Loberta, deceased) Meherrin VA., James Owens of Meherrin VA., Herman Owens of North Carolina, Lawrence Owens of Baltimore MD., seven aunts, one Godchild, Min. Christopher Allen and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mary Lou Brown

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October 9, 1928                May 25, 2018

Mary Lou Brown was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Macy and Mary Emma Booker. Mary was an active member of Peaks Baptist Church. She was educated in Prince Edward County Schools.  Mary Lou was married to Arthur Jenkins until his death. She married General Brown in 1952 until his death in May 2013.

Mary Lou is survived by one son, Arthur Jenkins (Mary) of Norfolk, VA and one daughter, Deloris Jackson (Thomas) of Prospect, VA. She is also survived by two sisters, Louise Ligons of Prospect, VA and Pearl Chambers of Appomattox, VA., grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Barry Jamaal Fore entered Heavens Gates on May 20, 2018. Born in Farmville, Virginia, he was the second child and only son of Jeremiah and Joan Reed Fore. Barry attended Prince Edward County Schools and graduated in 1997. He served his country by joining the Virginia Army National Guard and attained the rank of Specialist before exiting in 2005. He later became a Maintenance Service Technician for Tri-Command Communities and Atlantic Marine Corps Communities with over 10 years of dedicated service. 

Preceded in death by his Uncle Jerome Reed. He is survived by his wife Kenyada, three children Ladasia, Leanna and Darius; his father Jeremiah and his mother Joan; his sister Chantel Fore; a nephew Jason Jackson; aunts, Virginia Green, Christine Elam, Bonnie Hill, Evelyn Harrgrove, Cynthia Walker, Meta Trent and Shiela Smith; four uncles, David Reed, Joseph Reed, Taylor Reed, and James Forel; mother-in-law Mabel Logan, two brothers-in-law Kenny Logan, Kadeem Logan, a sister-in-law Nia Valentine and nephew-in-law Jeicob Media; and a host of great uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Anthony L. Gordon

Anthony L. Gordon, son of the late LeRoy Price Jr. and Easter Ann Gordon, was born January 6, 1971. He was seventh of eight children. One brother, Tyrone, two sisters—Anita and Sharon preceded him in death; daughter Liberty Gordon preceded him in death. Anthony answered the call from the death angels on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 5:12 am at his residence in Burkeville, VA.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Franklin, Anthony Jr; three daughters he loved as his own: Quioana, Shyanne, Essence; two sisters: Sonya, Brenda; seven brothers: Jack (Germaine), Jimmy (Marilyn), Leroy (Gloria), James (Vivian), Darryl (Kesha), Brian, Jermane; one great-aunt Gracie; five aunts: Constance, Bessie, Alice, Winnie, Mae; a host of nieces and nephews; three devoted nieces: Shannon, Latisha, Raven; great nieces and great nephews, cousins, three devoted: Carl, Lonnie, Orenthal; many friends including six devoted: William Hardy, James Beverly, Terrance Casper, Winston Branch Jr., Mearl Smith and Donald Powell.


Charles Edward Redd

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October 17, 1936            May 14, 2018

Charles Edward Redd died on May 14, 2018.  Mr. Redd was born to the late Silas Redd Sr. and Nellie Medley Redd on October 17, 1936.  He attended Forest Baptist Church for years. He attended Mission Primary School and high school at Robert R. Moton.


Mr. Redd joined the US Air Force as an enlisted first class airman from 1955-1959. On August 22, 1959 he married Mamie L. Hunt; this union lasted 58 years. 

Charles was employed with the Village of Scarsdale, NY sanitation department for 30 years. After retiring he worked for UPS in Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his son Keith C. Redd; sisters Clara Bagley, Verneeda Bascombe, Marjorie Redd,  Harriett Archer; brothers Silas Redd Jr., William Redd and Samuel Redd.


Charles leaves to cherish his memory his wife Mamie, sisters Gladys Wiggins, Helena Brooks (Billy) , Earnestine Patterson (Fernell), Nannie Mae Monk. Children: Andrea Redd, Lynette Redd Perry (Darnell), Kevin Redd (Maria), Ladwayna Redd. Grandchildren: Layon Redd, Ranelle Redd, Michael Wilcher, Jessica Redd, Maurice Redd, Lauren Redd, Kevin Redd, Keisha Redd, Jasmine Redd. Great grandchildren: Trinity Ridenhour, Belle Blackwell, McKenzie Blackwell.


Wilfred Thomas Agnew

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November 19, 1945 May 11, 2018

Wilfred Thomas Agnew was born to the late Ray and Florence Agnew. He was married to Ethel Streat Agnew for 53 years. From that union, six children were born.

Wilfred attended Prince Edward County schools in Farmville, Virginia. He was employed by Shaw Industry company in Keysville, VA for many years. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and attended Forest Baptist Church of Meherrin, VA. He was known as Hard Rock, Turkey, Pops and Papa. Always a man of few words, he was kind, gentle and loving to everyone. He never complained about anything.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Norman, Raymond, Roosevelt, Beulah, Lincoln and Leroy. He leaves to cherish many wonderful loving memories his devoted wife, Dottie; six children, Remona McFadden (Michael) of Washington, D.C., Tammy Scott (Marquest) and Thomas Agnew (Sheri) of Greenbay, VA., Linda Burton (Chad deceased) of Drakes Branch, VA, Clifton Agnew (Angela - a devoted friend) of Keysville, VA, Pamela Scott (James) of Meherrin, VA. One sister Gladys Agnew of North Carolina, three brothers Harvey Sr. (Christine) of Meherrin, VA., Ernest (Rosa) of North Carolina and Melvin of Ellenwood GA.  Fifteen grandchildren, 2 godchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Silas Evester Brown
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August 9, 1950 May 9, 2018

Silas Evester Brown was born to Emma Foster Brown and Paul B. Brown. After a long illness, he departed this life in the hospital in Richmond, VA.  A memorial service was held on May 15, 2018 at the Minor B. Eggleston Chapel, Farmville, VA.

At an early age Silas was baptized at Union Baptist Church in Farmville. He later married Christine Lee Toney.  He can be lovingly remembered for his joy in helping people.  

Silas was preceded in death by his parents Emma and Paul Brown Sr; Ellen Wilson Brown; grandmother Ollie Foster and brother Mark Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Christine; stepchildren David and Shena Toney; twin brother Paul (Stella); aunts Gloria Foster and Tina Brown; sisters-in-law Marie Brown, Bernice VanRomondt (Percell) and Stella Allen; brother-in-law Paul Lee, Jr.; Kimberly Foster, and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Clarence Chancey Thornton
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February 17, 1946 May 8, 2018

Clarence Chancey Thornton, son of the late Chancey and Frances Thornton was born February 17, 1946. Funeral services were held on May 15, 2018 at the Minor B. Eggleston Chapel, Farmville, VA. Place of internment was the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, VA.

Clarence joined Monroe Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Prince Edward County Schools until the schools closed in 1959. Clarence went on to serve in the United States Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantry Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Sharp Shooter 1st Class Gunner. He continue to serve his country by joining the Virginia National Guard.

Mr. Thornton was joined in Holy Matrimony to Cynthia Lockett and from that union two sons were born.
He is preceded in death by his wife Cynthia, brother James and sisters Bessie Carter and Louise Sprague.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons Andre Lockett and Lennie Thornton, brother John (Alice) Thornton, nieces Nannie and Rosa Sprague; nephews James (Vivian Sprague) and Herbert (Iris) Sprague; granddaughters Ananda, Aniya and Kamali; twin grandsons Jacoby and Jaleel, and a host of great nephews and nieces. He also leaves a special friend, Hazel Williams.

Wilbert "Mitch" Bowen
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May 31, 1955      April 29, 2018

Wilbert "Mitch" Bowen was born May 31, 1955 in Rice, Virginia. He was the youngest child of the late Edith Smith Bowen and Freddie H. Bowen. He was preceded in death by his brother Freddie "Leroy" Bowen.

Mitch was a graduate of Prince Edward County High School. He entered the United States Army at an early age where he served 3 years and worked as a food service specialist. He was also awarded as a sharpshooter and M16 rifle expert. Mitch had a love for cooking, good laughs and good music.

He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters: Shannon Bowen Clark (Darius Clarke) of Atlanta, Georgia, Shante Bowen Gibbs (Ricky Gibbs) of Rice, Virginia and Whitney Simone Eanes of Rice, Virginia; one brother, Willie E. Bowen (Mildred Bowen) of Rice, Virginia, a sister in law, Mary Bowen of Rice, Virginia; five grandchildren; a special friend Eva Bartee of Buckingham, Virginia, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Elton Percy Fisher
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August 15, 1940      April 20, 2018

Elton Percy Fisher, lovingly known as” Fisher”, was born to the late Dorothy and Bradley Teal on August 15, 1940. He departed this life at his residence in Cumberland County on April 20, 2018. 

Funeral services were held at the Minor B. Eggleston Chapel, 914 So. Main St., Farmville, VA. on Friday, April 27, 2018. Mr. Fisher was laid to rest at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, Virginia.


Mr. Fisher received his education in Prince Edward County Schools, graduating from R. R. Moton High School.  He joined the United States Army in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1964. He married Betty Robinson on August 14, 1965. Four children were born from this Union. He had two sisters that proceeded him in death, Gloria Harding and Nancy Gaither.


He leaves to cherish his memory: Wife: Melinda Fisher of Decatur, GA; four children: three sons, Byron Keith Fisher of Hanover MD, Elton Tracy Fisher of Richmond VA, Wendell Lamar Fisher(Suzanne) Charlotte NC; one daughter, Iris Fisher Phillips of Richmond VA; two sisters, Barbara Teal Brooks (George) of Baltimore MD and Deborah Hamlin of Baltimore; two brothers, Bradley Teal (Hazel) of Baltimore MD and Robert Teal of Baltimore MD; a devoted help mate and lifetime friend, Betty R. Fisher; six grandchildren (Brandon, Jayde, Kristin, Quinn, Tyler, Chloe) and one great-grandson (Brayson); devoted nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends that he loved dearly.