In Remembrance


John Henderson Claiborne, Sr.
With Permission & © by The Gazette Virginian
Jan. 23, 2009
Submitted & © by Jo Aguirre


John Henderson Claiborne, Sr.
Mr. John Henderson Claiborne Sr. of 1180 River Road, South Boston, Va. died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 70.
Mr. Claiborne was born in Halifax County on March 12, 1938 to Mrs. Hallie Beatrice Duncan Claiborne and the late Mr. S. Jackson Claiborne. He was married to Mrs. Rosetta Hightower Claiborne and was a member of Berry Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Claiborne is survived by his wife of the home; six daughters, Ms. Latonya Davis, Mrs. Donna McCargo, Mrs. Peggy Robertson, Ms. Shawnda Claiborne, Ms. Ashton Claiborne, all of South Boston, Va. and Mrs. Chandra C. Richardson of Sutherlin, Va.; eight sons, Mr. John Claiborne Jr., Mr. Jackson Claiborne, Mr. Don Claiborne, Mr. Ryan Claiborne, Mr. Klint Claiborne, all of South Boston, Va., Mr. Michael Claiborne of Roxboro, N.C., Mr. Jerry Claiborne of Cluster Springs, Va. and Mr. Mark Claiborne of Danville, Va.; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother; two sisters, Minister June Claiborne and Mrs. Regina Johnson, both of South Boston, Va.; two sons-in-law, Mr. Curtis McCargo and Mr. Darick Richardson; three daughters-in-law, Mrs. Sandra Claiborne, Mrs. Delores Claiborne and Mrs. Keyana Claiborne; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; one uncle; three aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
One son, Mr. Chris Claiborne; one sister, Mrs. Mary Gosier and one brother, Dr. Andrew Claiborne, also preceded Mr. Claiborne in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Berry Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be received at the residence.
Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, Va.

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