Nannie Taylor Blevins

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Nannie Taylor Blevins, 82, died Oct. 23, 2005, at her home.

Born May 16, 1923, in Isle of Wight, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Annie Benton Taylor and widow of Chelsea Orus “C O” Blevins.

Mrs. Blevins was a retired registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church.

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Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Blevins Taylor, Faye Blevins Beale and husband Bobby, all of Suffolk; her grandchildren, Kristin and Ryan Beale; her sisters, Helen Perry of Chesapeake, Elizabeth Britt of Walters and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the graveside in Windsor Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Bryan Ray. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and other times at her home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720. Condolences may be registered at

Mary Buckner Holland

Mary Buckner Holland, 66, died Oct. 23, 2005 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. A native of Brunswick County, she was a daughter of the late Richard David and Ruth Elizabeth Braswell Buckner. She was a retired registered nurse with Southampton Memorial Hospital and a member of Holland Baptist Church.

Survivors include her former husband, J. Frank Holland; her daughter, Jill Peacock and husband, Jeff; two sons, Rod Holland and wife, Kathy, all of Suffolk, Joey Holland and wife, Sara, of Franklin; her siblings, Shirley Jones of Colonial Heights; Edward Buckner and wife, Catherine, of Jacksonville, Fla., Mildred Drake and husband, Tot, of Newsoms, Betty Turner and husband, Wallace of Boykins, Joyce Ann Harris and husband, Malcolm of Scottsville, and Nancy Clary and husband, Teeney, of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Bradley, Jeffrey III and Joshua Peacock, Rachel and Brooks Holland, Katelyn and Joseph Tyler (J. T.) Holland; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Holland was predeceased by a brother-in-law, William Jones.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a. m, Thursday at Braswell Family Cemetery in Lawrenceville with her brother, the Rev. Edward Buckner officiating. Wright Funeral Home of Franklin has charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline Rodgers

Jacqueline Rodgers of Virginia Beach died Oct. 21, 2005 in Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was born in Norfolk, and was an LPN at Deerfield Correctional Center. She was a member of Calvary Revival Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Rodgers-Clora (David) and Joy Clark (Leonard) of Virginia Beach; her sons, Johnny Rodgers Jr. (Wanda) of North Carolina and Damon Rodgers of Virginia Beach; her mother, Leila Taylor of Virginia Beach; her sisters, Vanessa Taylor of Portsmouth and Brenda Wray (Seymour) of Maryland; her brothers, Mark Taylor of Virginia Beach, Hilton Scott of Maryland and Ollie Taylor (Carolyn) of Georgia; seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Isaac Williams and a special aunt, Viola Miles.

Funeral services will be held at noon Oct. 26, 2005 at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Anthony Copeland. Burial will be at Carver Memorial Park. Viewing will be from3:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home’s Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. at 2943 Lyme Regis Quay for the processional. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

Margaret Duck Spivey

Margaret Duck Spivey, 81, died Oct. 22, 2005. Graveside services were held Oct. 24. Parr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beulah “Billie” White

Beulah “Billie” White died Oct. 21, 2005. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2005 in Holly Lawn Cemetery Suffolk, Virginia by Rev. Byron Simmons. A time of fellowship and remembrance will take place at Suffolk’s Hilton Garden Inn immediately following the service for family and friends.

Friends are invited to meet the family at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home to leave in procession to the cemetery.