Oren Hardin Davis, 94, of Axton, Va., passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. He was born on July 12, 1925, to the late Janie Fuller Davis and Bradley J. Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Theora Stone Davis; siblings, Curtis Davis, Landon Davis, Ray Davis, and Lucille Davis; and special friend, Mary Jane Bowman. Mr. Davis was a member of Axton Baptist Church. He was a longtime volunteer at the Axton Fire Dept. and retired as a technical assistant from DuPont. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He is survived by his daughter, Molly D. Russell of Ridgeway, Va.; and granddaughter, Katherine Russell of Ridgeway, Va. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Roselawn Burial Park with Pastor Tony Lundy officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Axton Baptist Church, 173 Mountain Valley Rd, Axton, VA 24054, Axton Fire Dept., 55 Mountain Valley Rd., Axton, VA 24054, or the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy., Martinsville, VA 24112. Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va. is serving the Davis family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
Ms. Joanna P. Jamison, 96, of 1111 Main Street, Danville, Virginia, departed this life on Friday night, December 6, 2019, at the residence of her brother in Callands, Virginia. Born on December 8, 1922, in Pittsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joe Miller and Madie Fuller Miller. She was twice married, first to the late Richard Price and secondly to the late Elder Clarence H. Jamison. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Baker; one sister, Leola Gilbert; and five brothers, Monroe, Frank, Harry, Allen and Joe Miller, Jr. Ms. Jamison was last employed by Pannill Knitting Company in Martinsville, Virginia. She joined the Greater Mt. Parrish Missionary Baptist Church. She also attended Sandy Ridge Primitive Baptist Church with her husband, who served pastor. Those left to cherish her memories are two brothers, George Miller and William Miller, both of Callands, Virginia; two grandchildren, Danielle and Kristen Baker, both of Midlothian, Virginia; five stepchildren; her son-in-law, Dr. Sherman Baker of Midlothian, Virginia, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A celebration of life for Ms. Jamison will be conducted on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Miller Funeral Home with Minister Giovanni Meadows, presiding and Elder Dean Harris, eulogist. Interment will follow in the Fuller-Miller Family Cemetery, Callands, Virginia. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m. with the family being present from 6 until 7 p.m. Miller Funeral Home, Gretna is in charge of the arrangements.