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Elsie Mae Doss Worsham

February 17, 1926 — April 8, 2019

Elsie Mae Doss Worsham

Elsie Mae Doss Worsham of Halifax, VA passed away April 8, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on February 17, 1926 and was 93 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Roy Richard Doss and the late Dora Martha Wilkerson Doss. She was married to the late Milton Lafayette Worsham.


She was a member of Dan River Baptist Church. She formerly worked at Wabash and J.P. Stevens and was a retired secretary at Main Street United Methodist Church. She also volunteered with the Good Samaritan, and was Volunteer of the Year at Woodview Nursing Home.


Elsie Worsham is survived by:

Two Daughters

Joyce Ann W. Lehew and husband Glenn of Halifax

Karen Worsham Fisher of South Boston

One Son

James David Worsham and wife Chandra of Aurora, CO


Leslie Glade (Paul), Ronnie Worsham, Tracie Vasquez, Robert Smart Jr. (Patricia), Amy Leigh Woodlief (Rusty), Gary Lehew (Ann), Debi Thomas, Steve Lehew (Celisa), Randy Lehew, Nicole Worsham (Marshall Best), Effie Ginsberg (Zach), Megan Trivelli (Todd) and Matt Fisher

Twenty Great Grandchilren

Nine Great Great Grandchildren

One Sister

 Virginia Lee Murden of Virginia Beach


***Preceded in death by***

Two Sons

Douglas M. Worsham and Bobby Scott Worsham

One Grandson, Jonathan B. Smart


Louise Doss Johnson, Eleanor Trudy Marsh, Shirley Ann Lambka, Roy Richard Doss Jr., Lawrence Doss and Lonnie Franklin Doss


A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 P.M at Dan River Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Gibson officiating. Private burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, 2055 Golf Course Road, Halifax, VA.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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